Our church is led by Pastor Joe Browne and his lovely wife Gwynn Browne. Pastor Joe attended San Jose Bible College which has now been renamed William Jessup University.
While there, he began his ministerial learning and training at the First Baptist Church Sunnyvale before moving back to Los Angeles and beginning his ministry through a radio program on KTYM-Inglewood. Pastor Joe and Gwynn became a part of the American Baptist denomination under the leadership of the late Dr. Emory Campbell. Because of their belief in what Faith in Christ Ministries is all about, a ministry in the heart of the city with a heart for the city, Pastor Joe and Gwynn have been able to lead Faith In Christ Ministries in serving the community as the Lord has directed them. Los Angeles is a huge mission field with an abundance of needs, hurt, pain, brokenness, tension, stress, hopelessness, depression, violence, anger, oppression, bondage, and hate. At the same time, Los Angeles has God in its midst, healing the hurt and pain, bringing wholeness and peace, giving rest to the weary, giving home and joy, encouraging, loving liberating, and changing peoples’ lives for eternity.
Our mission is to plant and develop healthy congregations that manifest the glory of God in worship and proclaim the kingdom of God on earth. We also want to grow our service to the community by conducting Christian educational and conferencing ministries to share the teachings and values of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Finally, we want to proclaim the word of God and its mission to the unbelieving, un-churched and oppressed in our city and all over the world.
FICM Archive Spotlight: Special Testimonial by FICM Founder, Pastor Joe Browne