Dr. Douglas E. Brown, is the modest, yet powerful Pastor/Teacher of the Great Commission Baptist Church where he began his pastorate in January 1993 at age 29. He began his preaching ministry at the Greater Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas in April 1990 under his father in the ministry, Rev. E.L. Bowman. As Pastor, God has blessed Pastor Brown to be a blessing to the Great Commission Baptist Church where the church has experienced tremendous growth – from 53 members in 1993 to presently more than 4000. As well, he is active in the community and in the city and has received many accolades of accomplishments for the work he continues to do throughout the City of Fort Worth. He quietly admits that while one plants, another waters, only God, with His totally AWESOME self, can give the increase!
Sis. Marilyn Johnson began her career with Great Commission Baptist Church as Dr. Brown’s Executive Assistant in January 1999. As Dr. Brown’s Executive Assistant, her role encompasses many facets, all of which she values and holds dear to her heart. She is the devoted wife of 32 years to Henry E. Johnson.
Rev. Terrence Howard has been on staff at G.C.B.C. since 2001. He is the Minister of Christian Education. He is currently the Ministerial leader for the following ministries: Sunday School, Noon Day Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, New Member Orientation, Deaf Interpretation, and the First Friends Ministry. He is married to Cynthia Howard and has three children, Ashlyn Lauderdale, Julian Howard, and Taylor Howard.
Dr. Allen BBA, THM, DMIN is currently on staff as the Minister of Evangelism at Great Commission Baptist Church. He also serves as Ministerial leader over Faith in Action Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Soul Care Ministry, Prison Ministry, Helping Hands Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, and Good News Club Ministry.
Charlotte Humphrey is currently on staff as the Accounting Secretary at Great Commission Baptist Church. She provides human resources and financial management services in the areas of business planning, budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting and monitoring of accounts by working collaboratively with the pastor, deacons and the church board.
Randy Davis is currently on staff as the Facilities Manager at Great Commission Baptist Church. He works closely with the general administrator, overseeing and managing the church buildings and surrounding grounds.
John Carter is currently on staff at Great Commission Baptist Church. He serves as the Media Director. He oversees a staff of 40 volunteers compose of both youth and adults. He provide all technical support to all media outlets; website, live streaming, facebook, and twitter.
Excell Amos is currently on staff at Great Commission Baptist Church. He serves as Ministerial leader for the entire Music Ministry: Voice of Praise Choir, Spirit of Worship Praise Team, Committed Praise Men’s Choir, Anointed Praise Children’s Choir, and the GCBC Band.
Betty Gilmore has been on staff as the Receptionist at Great Commission Baptist Church for approximately six years. She handles all in coming calls, greets members and visitors and always with a smile. She also assists Pastor’s Executive Assistant and the Facility Manger on an as needed basis. She constantly reminds everyone how much she loves her job and that she thanks God for allowing her to be of service to him in this manner.
Annette Brown is currently on staff as the Bookstore Manager at Great Commission Baptist Church. She oversees the buying for the bookstore and provides assistance for each ministry in ordering books, uniforms, gifts, awards and various other materials as needed.