In Loving Memory of

Pastor Richard S. Brown, Jr.


His Lord said to him, “Well done, Good and Faithful Servant; You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (Matthew 25:23, NKJV)



associate   minister

Min. Anthony Rodgers, in February of 2007, publicly announced at Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, his calling into the ministry. He preached his first sermon in 2008. He is a lifetime resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. He is married to Johnnie Rodgers, and they have two children, Komeisha and Iiran Rodgers. He plans to share God's message of salvation, unconditional love, and deliverance throughout the world. Min. Rodgers can be contacted at

Associate  Minister

Min. Kirktenia Walton Brown is a native of Talbotton, GA; she attended Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications.  She is active in Payne Avenue as a leader of the Women's Ministry; teen girls Sunday School teacher.  She accepted the call to preach the Gospel in November, 2013.  She preached her trial sermon in May, 2015 and has shared her Gospel message throughout East Tennessee; with the Knoxville District and taught in the East Region Conference.


Monday - Friday   9:30 am - 5:00 pm