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Meet the Spiritual Team



Pastor Alan Brown completed his Master of Divinity degree and then went on to earn his Master of Theology degree from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary where he also taught for a time. He has completed all of his residence work for the Doctor of Philosophy degree at Bob Jones University.


In January 1997 the Lord led Pastor Brown and his family here to Parsippany Baptist Church. In addition to the pastorate, in 2005 he was confirmed as a member of the Board of Education for Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota. Prior to coming to Parsippany Baptist Church, Pastor Brown served on the faculty of the Detroit Theological Seminary and ministered for 15 years as the senior pastor of Pine Valley Baptist Church in Pine Valley, NY. Pastor Brown's wife, Kathy, brings many strengths to the ministry as well. Her love for the Lord and concern for others has been a constant encouragement to our church family. The Lord has blessed them with four children--Tabitha, Aaron, Matthew, and Jessica.



Pastor Jeff Briden came to Parsippany as the assistant pastor in 1988 after having served as an assistant pastor in Newton, Iowa. He is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College (B.A.) and Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in Ankeny, Iowa. While in college he met his wife Rachel who had grown up on the mission field in Japan. They have two adult children and are grandparents. Pastor Briden’s responsibilities include preaching the Sunday evening sermon and overseeing the youth, outreach, and school chapel ministries.


Additionally he involves himself in as many other church ministries and events as possible. He enjoys running, working out at the Y and is attempting to learn photography.

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