Doctrinal Statement  
BROWN ROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH IS A NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH AND ADHERES TO THE WESLEYAN DOCTRINAL STATEMENT. As a dynamic church proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose to make disciples of Christ by: 


    • Preaching the truth in love
    • Pursuing spiritual maturity through the transformation of our minds. 
    • Preparing Christians for ministry by helping them to identify their gifts and purpose. 
    • Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world.
We believe 
  • in one God, three persons of one substance; 
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • in the divine nature of Jesus Christ, who was 
both fully God and fully man.   

  • in the Holy Spirit who lives in us, giving us the 
power to live a holy life.

  • the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, infallible 
and without error.

  • that man was created in God’s image, but because of 
Adam’s sin is fallen and separated.

  • that Christ died on the cross so that by faith in Him we 
are given salvation.

  • that good works show evidence of our faith in Christ.

  • that sanctification is the work of God in the life of the believer.

  • the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers for edifying the church.

  • in the sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. 

  • in the personal return of Christ to receive His believers into eternal life.

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Pastor Thomas and Sue Barker

Pastor Barker began serving the Lord as a pastor in 1983. He began his journey by starting Greenlawn Community Church in Mount Sterling, Ohio, where he opened the doors of the church and served as pastor until 1994.
In 1994, he came to BRCC where he faithfully continues to serve today. Pastor Barker received his Master’s in Ministry from Trinity Thelogical Seminary in 1997. He then went on to receive a second Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2005.  
Pastor Barker has 6 children, 6 sons and daughters in-law, and 9 grandchildren who all faithfully serve in well respected churches. Pastor Thom and his wife Sue have been married for over 30 years.
His goal is to strengthen families, disciple leaders, and see the lost be reconciled to Christ. Thom is anticipating great things for the future of BRCC and invites you and your family to come share in the worship and labor of the Lord with our family here at Brown Road.

Jennifer Lehman, Praise & Worship Leader

Jennifer Lehman, a native of the Ashville, Ohio area has been the worship leader at BRCC since February of 2008.  She has been leading contemporary congregational worship since 2004, and was part of a contemporary vocal trio from 2000-2005. After spending four years in Nashville, TN,
Jennifer felt called back to her home in Central Ohio in 1999, to spend more time in college and pursue her ministerial goals.  Jennifer has been involved in vocal and instrumental music since she was seven-years-old.  God has placed a burden on her heart to truly be a “worshipping leader” and see the body of believers continue to grow in their expression of worship of Jesus Christ through many areas of music.
Jennifer, is a homeschooling mother of three beautiful young daughters, who with her husband Bill, have made BRCC their home and have enjoyed serving in other various ministries around the church.