PASTOR JOHN (JACK) BROWN: (written by Pastor Marcus Thomas)
John Brown, who was born in 1904, was saved in an independent Methodist chapel at the age of eighteen and married in 1925. He and Lily, his wife, were then part of the cottage meetings that preceded the opening of the Easington Lane Apostolic Assembly in the North East of England. Through a prophetic word, John Brown was directed to go to Sunderland and open a church. The family moved and for six months he preached to a congregation consisting only of his wife and five year old son. However, by faith, the Browns stayed and saw God increase their numbers until the hall they had hired became too small.