Leadership Team


Pastor Ronald & Teresa Brown Lead Pastor & Minister of Music

Pastor Ron and Teresa Brown met at West Coast Bible College in Fresno, California. After graduation they got married and entered full-time ministry together in 1977. They served together in various positions in churches in five different states before moving to Monroe in 1991 with their two sons, Joshua and Gabriel, who at that time were ages ten and six. Louisiana has been home to the Brown’s ever since. Being the Lead Pastors for the past 25 years at House of Prayer, International have truly been wonderful years for the Brown family. Bishop Ron serves as the Lead Pastor on staff and Teresa serves as the Minister of Music and Ladies Ministries President.

Both Ron and Teresa have dedicated their lives to helping people get connected and stay connected to Jesus Christ. Preaching, teaching, leading in worship, and serving the Body of Christ in many other ways, has produced vast amounts of fruit for God’s Kingdom through their ministry. There ministry has not just impacted locally, but also impacted on the state, regional, national, and international levels. In northeast Louisiana the Browns have built strong friendships and meaningful relationships with hundreds of beautiful Christian people, while at the same time having the privilege of winning new converts while assisting them to become true disciples of the Lord. Helping people find their place in the Body of Christ and in the work of the ministry is the passion of their hearts.


Pastor Mike & Kelli Reed
Executive Pastor and Young/Middle Adult Pastor

We welcome Mike Reed back to the Ministerial Staff of the House of Prayer International to serve in the ministry of Assistant Pastor.    Pastor Mike and his wife Kelli along with Zach and Chloe are certainly not new to our fellowship and after much prayer and with a sincere desire to see the church reach its full potential,  Pastor Mike is moving back into active leadership in our church. He will still operate as an evangelist when called upon but most of his work in the ministry will be here as he helps people at the House of Prayer to know God…discover their God-given purpose…and fullfill their earthly assignment.   Welcome back Pastor Mike and family – we are excited to have you back in leadership at the House of Prayer! 

Pastor Trent & Pastor Jess Black
Children’s/Youth/College Pastors

Trent and Jessica Black came to us the first of August of 2016 from Paris, Texas. The newly wed couple are no strangers to ministry, as they were each individual ministers before marriage.

Trent is a credentialed minister with the Church of God, was on the Texas State Church of God Youth Board from 2014-2016, and is currently the Vice Chair on the Church of God’s Children’s Leadership Association Board. Trent was previously the Children’s Pastor at Paris Church of God for a total of 5 years, and the appointed Youth Pastor for 1 year. A big part of Trent’s ministry has been the lead of drama ministry teams, which he has had the privledge to take across the United States, ultimately spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.Trent also obtained a degree from Texas A&M Commerce in Business Administration.

On May 13, 2016, Trent and Jessica got married causing their individual ministries to collide, making them a powerhouse team for the Kingdom of God. Being raised in a minister’s home and moving around the United States for her parent’s calling, ministry is no stranger to Jessica. She was the appointed Children’s Pastor at Greywood Heights Church of God in her home town of Van Alstyne, Texas for 2 years. Jessica has also been apart of, and also led, drama ministry teams her entire life. While playing collegiate volleyball, Jessica obtained a degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Business Management. Jessica is a credentialed minister in the Church of God, as well.

Trent and Jessica have a desire to see children and students come to the Lord to change the world for His glory! They believe with their whole hearts that this generation will bring a revival to our nation, but they know that they must disciple them in the Gospel in order for that vision to become reality. Trent and Jessica would love to have the opportunity to minister and love on your children/teenagers! Come see what’s happening in the KidzSpot Children’s Ministries and The Link Student Ministries, we promise you will NOT be disappointed!