Hi! I am so excited to be serving as Worship Leader with an amazing team of musicians and friends at Hope Int’l Baptist Church. We love to worship our great God and use our giftings to lead others into His presence. I grew up in the Tulsa, OK area, and have been singing since a child. I picked up the guitar while at Oklahoma Baptist University in the mid 90s and played some piano, as well. I trusted Christ for salvation at age 10 and have been loving and following Him ever since. Music has been a huge part of my journey, encouraging and strengthening me all along the way. I identified early on with Isaiah…being humbled and more surrendered to God’s call as I encountered Him in worship. How often I was at the altar saying, “Here I am, Lord. Send me!” I love to share God’s music with others in worship and see them grow in loving and following Jesus.
Worship has always been very personal for me and it wasn’t until I was a Journeyman missionary in Taiwan after college that God showed me His call to lead others in worship. I began to lead at Grace Int’l Church in Taichung with a multicultural group of musicians. Our service was in English with Chinese translation. My time in Taiwan was some of the best years of my life. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love being outdoors, meeting new people, experiencing other cultures, speaking Chinese, and eating international foods. Life is so much richer shared with the world!
I met and married Pastor Randy Brown in 2000 while he was serving in New Orleans. We have been serving in the Northwest for nine years now. When our two biological sons were one and three, we headed to the mission field of South Asia for two years (’05-’07). I learned Bangla there but only remember Chinese now. When God led me on a mission trip to orphanages China in 2012, I met our son, Henry, and fell in love. Randy and I brought him home in December 2013 at age 4, and he has been a huge blessing and joy for our family.
I love our Hope church family. We have served many places but I will always feel most at home in an international community of believers. It is such a beautiful picture of heaven when people of every nation, tribe, people and language will be present before the throne of God in worship. And getting to be a part of that on earth blesses me more than I can say.
We welcome you to Hope Int’l Baptist Church. Whatever background or language, there is a place for you in God’s family. And if you have a passion and gifting for music, please let me know! God bless.