Despite the ungodliness of our day, many men have made a quality commitment to walk with God and to live in obedience to the wisdom of God’s Word. Men Empowered is a collection of such men! Headquartered primarily at Shield of Faith Christian Center, this 38 year-old church founded and pastored by Apostle Henry B. Alexander and Dr. Marty Alexander, Men Empowered consists of hundreds of men who meet monthly on the second Sunday evening at 6:00PM.

Our mission is to unify and encourage men and boys spiritually and socially and to invest in preparing our sons for spiritual greatness for generations to come. Beyond the discipling of Christian men, Men Empowered has a passion to reach those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior: We have a special burden to reach young men and boys so that the Gospel will continue powerfully and expansively for generations to come.


To encourage men to “walk worthy of the vocation wherein ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, fore-bearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace”
Ephesians 4:1-3

Men’s Ministry Director: Pastor Tony Brown

Pastor Anthony Brown was Baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1981 while at a District Council meeting at Greater Bethany Community Church  of Los Angeles. Pastor Brown was an active member at Bethany of Long Beach where he held ministry positions as Sunday School Superintendent, Mens Ministry Leader, Minister of Music,Choir Director,Drummer,Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Executive Pastor. He has been with Shield of Faith  since 2017, and   has been  happily married to his wife Barbara for 14 years. Together they have 5 adult sons and 1 daughter.

Pastor Tony brown