Pastor Dean A. Brown


Rev. Dean A. Brown is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Christ Alive Christian Center in the Bronx, New York. His unwavering commitment to excellence and leadership has enabled him to successfully establish a ministry whose ever-expanding array of programs focuses on strengthening the family, thus enriching the lives of those who are under his caring and guiding influence. In addition to Christ Alive Christian Center in the Bronx, he overseas Christ Alive Christian Center in Kingston, Jamaica, and Christ Alive Christian Center, Accra, Ghana.

His visionary leadership and commitment to the spiritual, social, intellectual, and educational development of people, led to the development of programs designed to have a positive impact on the community as they offer essential biblical and motivational principles.

His dynamic and active involvement in community affairs, as well as his genuine interest for people has opened the door for others to embrace his vision. He speaks candidly on topics relating to personal and spiritual growth, finances, marriage and relationships, and leadership. His ability to establish goals, to exert sound leadership and to motivate others to action serves as a model for others to emulate. His commitment to making a difference in this generation has paved the way for him to share his wisdom to a wide audience, which includes students, members of clergy, business professionals, as well as in Christian and secular organizations and conventions.

Pastor Dean, as he’s affectionately called, was called into the ministry in 1981 and has actively been involved in the ministry on a full-time basis since April 1993. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College. Since his call into the ministry, God has used him as an instrument to touch the lives of people through his simple, yet straightforward teaching which has helped to take people to a higher level of living as they learn that “without expectation, there can be no manifestation, because your expectation is your faith in action.” Pastor Dean’s personal ministry has taken him on ministry trips to Jamaica, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and Dominica (where he had the privilege of addressing the Prime Minister and Cabinet) as well as throughout the United States.

Pastor Dean is the proud husband of Debrah E. Brown, who serves alongside him in ministry, and the proud father of two wonderful children, Deanna and David.


Pastor Debrah E. Brown

Pastor Debara Brown

In addition to being the co-founder of Christ Alive Christian Center, Pastor Debrah assists her husband with the pastoral oversight of the church. Along with her other responsibilities, she leads the Children’s Ministry as well as the Women of Excellence Ministry of Christ Alive.

Pastor Debrah loves ministering to women and children. Her passion is challenging women to raise their self-esteem so that they can become the “victorious women that God has called them to be”. She is committed to healthy development of children, not just in their spiritual lives, but in every area.

God has used Pastor Debrah to touch and empower many. She is a mentor and “mom” to many young women, and an encourager, friend, and relationship coach to older women. Her honest and practical approach to life issues has caused her to be sought out by even those who are her peers.

Pastor Debrah ministers at Christ Alive Christian Center, other local churches in the New York metropolitan area as well as other states and internationally.

As a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman College she earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Dietetic Food and Nutrition. She is a devoted and committed wife and mother, an Ordained Minister of the gospel, a mentor to many, and a member of the Board of Directors of Christ Alive Christian Center.