Pastor Jeffrey Brown

Founder/Senior Pastor

With simplicity, Pastor Jeffrey Brown brings the Word of God to life, making it relevant to anyone's situation. He is an anointed, powerful preacher, teacher and singer who enjoys lifting up the name of the Lord and uplifting the body of Christ. Pastor Jeff faithfully shows Jesus' love to everyone he meets and he reminds them just how special they are in God's eyes.

Pastor Jeffrey Brown is committed to providing members of the congregation with spiritual guidance. Contact us to set up a meeting, an interview, or to submit a request for Pastor Jeffrey Brown to speak at one of your events! We’ll get back to you with scheduling possibilities as soon as possible.

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Pastor Rhovonda L. Brown


Rhovonda is preacher, teacher, and award-winning author who engages her audience with transparency and relatability. She is passionate about inspiring women and children to see themselves the way God sees them. She is an award-winning author, founder/CEO of The Pillar of Hope, the executive director of Martha & Mary Ministries, Walking in Freedom! ™ (M3), and Kindergarten teacher in Fort Bend ISD. 

Rhovonda has been sharing the good news of Jesus for 14 years. She was licensed to preach in 2007 and ordained a year later by Bishop and Pastor Jeanie Glenn, pastors of Family of Faith Fellowship Church. Rhovonda was ordained again in 2015 under her husband, Pastor Jeffrey.

Rhovonda has a Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is an alumnus of Houston Baptist University in the MEd Program. 

Rhovonda finds joy encouraging others to keep their eyes on the Savior. Visit Rhovonda's blog and be encouraged to walk in freedom with Jesus.

Contact us to set up a meeting, an interview, or to submit a request for Pastor Rhovonda L. Brown to speak at one of your events! We’ll get back to you with scheduling possibilities as soon as possible.


Min. Marlene Carthen

Associate Minister/Outreach Ministry

In 2003 she accepted Jesus as her savior and He began a restoration process in her.  She joined Firewheel Church in Dallas, Texas and became an AWANA Bible class teacher to children 7-12 years old.  In May of 2009, she was called into ministry at the Family of Faith Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas. In January of 2013 her steps were guided to The Sanctuary Christian Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas to continue her spiritual growth and journey.  In conjunction with her ministry she periodically volunteers with KSBJ as a prayer team member, she also volunteers with All for One and One for All feeding the homeless. 

Min. Marlene was ordained in 2015 by Pastor Jeffrey Brown.

Contact us to submit a request for Min. Marlene Carthen to speak at one of your events! We’ll get back to you with scheduling possibilities as soon as possible.

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Min. Sheila Brown-Lake

Associate Minister/Hospitality

Min. Sheila's favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." She was called into the ministry in 1983 and has been serving the Lord ever since.

Min. Sheila is known to some as " EB" for Evangelist Brown" and her calling is a prayer warrior. Min. Sheila invites you to join her every Sunday morning for Power Hour.

"I pray about everything and try not worry about nothing." - Min. Sheila Brown-Lake

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Sis. Josaulyn Hoskins

Director of Christian Education

Josaulyn Hoskins, a born again believer in Jesus Christ, accepted the Lord at an early age.  She fell in love with the word of God and began reading and studying what it said as a way to know God.  She began teaching various small group studies in church, Ladies Missions groups and later evolved to such studies as ‘Beth Moore’s Esther, Its Hard Being a Woman,’ ‘ Mended by Angie Smith,’ and ‘Heaven by Randy Alcorn,’ to name a few.

Josaulyn earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.  She also earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Biblical Studies and thus obtained the background and additional training needed to effectively teach the word.

Josaulyn is a Senior Auditor in the Financial Control Unit at American International Group (AIG) where she has been employed for 20 years.  She is currently a teacher at the Sanctuary Christian Fellowship Church where she continues to teach and facilitate the small group studies.  She has a wonderful daughter named Taylor and 2 dogs named Bibi and Nina.  She enjoys family, teaching, reading, and singing especially with her recording choir, Chester DT Baldwin, and the Music Ministry Mass Choir.  As the saying goes, God is not through with her yet and as she continues to feel God’s call and God’s pull, she will continue to study, read and teach until HE calls her home.


Bro. Kaleb Brown

Director of Music

Kaleb has been playing musical instruments since he was 10 years old. He is an accomplished vocalist, guitar player, bass guitar player, and trombonist performing regularly in his community. Kaleb has performed as part of the Bellaire High School Choir and Bellaire Cardinals High School Band. He has worked as an after-school music teacher for Southwest Elementary school. Kaleb is currently a guitar and bass guitar teacher for the School of Rock West University Place. He is devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. As an instructor, Kaleb guides students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Kaleb is a student of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, pursuing a degree in music education and a minor in vocals. His favorite scripture verse is: "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." -Philippians 4:6 NLT

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The Joy of Generosity

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). At The Sanctuary, we encourage a culture of giving. Every gift makes an incredible difference to our incredible church, the people of Houston, and our work in the world. Give a single gift online or in person, and you can even set up recurring donations. We are so grateful for your commitment and generosity.