Bishop Dawn R. Brown
Pastor & Founder
With a passion for the homeless population, Bishop Brown and her co-director initiated and successfully implemented a Code Blue Initiative in Salem County, the first in the county. Her other community endeavors in Salem County include Vice President for Family Promise of Salem County Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Faith Works Council under the United Way of Salem County. Bishop Brown continues to serve as a proctor for the PA Board of Law Examiners and recently completed her term as an active board member with Habitat for Humanity – Salem County.
As a visionary, Bishop Brown organized the 1st Ruwach United Fellowship International Women’s Conference held in both Cape Town and Atlantis, South Africa in September 2012. Since then, she has returned to South Africa in February 2016 and January 2014 as well as Bangalore, India in October 2015. In addition to preaching, Bishop Brown also organized and engaged the delegates in missions work in both South Africa and Bangalore, India. On a national level, Bishop Brown successfully organized the Cathedral Junior Missionaries missions’ trip to support and reside with the Lakota of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Ziebach County, South Dakota in June 2014. In October 2015, Bishop Brown was called to begin a prison ministry in Benner Township, PA, an all-male prison.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Bishop Brown is a graduate of Geneva College, with a BA degree in Broadcast Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Bishop Brown also matriculated at Palmer Theological Seminary. In 2011, she retired from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
Bishop Brown is proud to be married to Deacon Scott Brown. They are the proud parents of Bryant (Deacon), Ryan (Minister), and Jessica (Minister) and Paul (son-in-law), as well as grandparents to Amiyah Jalin. Lastly, always appreciative and full of admiration, Bishop Brown wishes to acknowledge her mother, Nurma Singleton.
Bishop Dawn R. Brown is an anointed and dynamic deliverer of the Word of God. Having a heart and passion for ministry, it is of no surprise that she would be called to church planting. On August 16, 1998, Bishop Brown founded the Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church now located in Pennsville, New Jersey. A second branch was launched on March 29, 2015 in Salem City, New Jersey.
Bishop Brown surrendered her life over to God at a very early age. She was licensed to preach in June 1983 and ordained in April 1994. Prior to Cathedral, Bishop Brown served in several ministerial capacities – including Assistant Pastor, Minister of Education, Coordinator of both the Youth Ministry and Kilgoe's Youth & Young Adult Choir, youth Bible study teacher, Youth Ministry Leader, Sunday School teacher, and Missionary Coordinator.
On November 28, 2009, Bishop Brown was consecrated as a Bishop under the Ruwach United Fellowship Inc.; where she serves as Director of Women’s Ministry, Finance and Missions. Bishop Brown is the President & CEO of the Cathedral Community Development Corporation. She is also a member of Christ Care Covenant Fellowship where she serves as Treasurer.
Elder Angela M. Houchins
Angela Marie Houchins accepted Christ as her personal Savior in the Spring of 1996 by invitation of Dr. Bruce Sofia at the Gloucester County Community Church and was baptized by Dr. Sofia in May 1998. In July 1998 Angela accepted the invitation of Bishop Dawn R. Brown to join the Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church where she became a founding member. Under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Brown, Angela answered her call into the preaching ministry and preached her first sermon in April 2005. In April 2012, Angela was ordained as an Elder at Cathedral by Bishop Brown. Having been faithful to the work God called her to do at Cathedral, Elder Angela was consecrated as Assistant Pastor in April 2013.
Angela serves the Lord as a preacher, Sunday school teacher, worship leader and director of Christian education at Cathedral. Her love of the Word of God is profound and Angela’s desire to have others understand what the Bible instructs is her passion. As such, she develops the curriculum for the Bible study correspondence course for those members who are unable to attend Wednesday night Bible Study. Also, Angela has been responsible for developing curriculum and teaching lessons in Evangelism, Apologetics and leadership for the edification of the saints and to assist in aligning the members with the church vision of Missions and Evangelism.
Angela is also a member of the Women of Grace women’s ministry, the Women of Grace choir, poetry ministry and serves on the Trustee Board.
Angela received her B.S. in Religion from Liberty University in May 2007, her Masters of Arts in Religion (Pastoral Counseling) in May 2010, her Masters of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries) in December 2015, and is presently completing her Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Leadership) at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Angela is happily married to her supportive husband, Damon Sr., and has two children, Damon Jr. and Danielle and a grandson, Damon III. Her favorite Scripture is Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”