I am Pastor Joseph Brown, the senior servant of the Canaan Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I was blessed to have been reared in a strong Christian home with overwhelming Christian heritage. As a young adult, I experienced the overshadowing power of God's Spirit at work in my life. That experience increased my trust and dependency upon God.
Over these many years, my faith, belief, and assurance in Christ has become sound. Most of my life, I've been motivated by the Spirit of God to promote results with a positive outlook and a clear knowledge of where God is leading me as His under shepherd. As the Spirit of God began to tog upon my heart pertaining to ministry, I began to have multiple dreams pertaining to preaching. Three times, I consulted God pertaining to the dreams that I might be assured of the calling.
The final consultation with God produced the final assurance for me as God answered my prayer by revealing my call to a praying woman who is my sister; Lula Bell Richardson, affirmed what I asked God to perform for me. She revealed to me that while she was fasting and praying, God appeared me before her and I was preaching. With that affirmation, I accepted my call into ministry and began my journey towards fulfilling my call.
In 1990, I completed my Ministerial training through The Commission of Ministry of the Convention Church (Disciples of Christ) in South Carolina. I've been blessed to be an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Being a pastor, for the past 20 years at Canaan Christian Church, has enabled me to be an instrument of God's Spirit that has allowed me to become keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability. I've sought God's will for the church and have led the congregation through years of growth, transitions, and blessings.
I am married to the former Pamala Mazyck of Moncks Corner, South Carolina and we have three adult children and three grandchildren.