Senior Pastors Zack Cherian & Dr. Priscilla Cherian
Zack Cherian serves as the Senior Pastor of Brazen Grace Fellowship along with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Cherian. They are a dynamic, young couple with a contagious love for the Lord, a great love for people and a passion to see them fulfill their God given destiny. Zack’s unique style of ministry presents the Word of God with fresh revelation and a prophetic edge, ushering in the presence of God with demonstrations of His power. Zack has been in ministry since 1996 and has been serving together with his wife, Priscilla, since their marriage in 2002. Priscilla is a Molecular Biologist by profession, who felt called by God to leave science and serve alongside her husband in ministry. She carries a strong teaching anointing. After 14 years of helping many churches and ministries, in 2009, God called Zack to step out in faith and found Zack Cherian International Ministries, which has been touching the nations of the World and continues to be very fruitful. Zack has travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He has conducted evangelistic crusades and conferences and has led thousands to salvation in Jesus Christ with signs, wonders and miracles that confirm the word.
In November of 2013, the Lord spoke to Zack & Priscilla about starting an exciting and unique local church in San Antonio with an emphasis on the Grace of God and establishing His Kingdom on the earth. Zack and Pricilla consider it their greatest joy to serve the amazing family of Brazen Grace Fellowship. They have three beautiful girls, Priyanka Elizabeth, Adiel Faith and Charisma Joy, who joyfully serve in the church.
Pastors Michael Newlands & Misty Newlands
Pastor Michael is the multi-talented Worship Pastor at Brazen Grace. His humility and passion to lead people into experiencing the love of God in worship is evident. He is also the proprietor of Newlands Pro Painting, Inc. He is also a movie connoisseur and a walking encyclopedia of 80’s and 90’s music.
Pastor Misty serves excellently as the Administrative Pastor of the church. Misty carries a servant’s heart and leads the church administration with grace and with excellence. She has experience in sales, banking, insurance and other jobs before joining Zack Cherian International Ministries in 2010. Misty is the most organized person you’ve ever met, who has an eye for interior design, and loves her dog, Ben.
Pastor Ravi Durairaj
Pastor Ravi serves as the Pastor of the EPIC (the Home Group ministry of Brazen Grace) ministry at Brazen Grace. Ravi served as a teacher and evangelist in India until 1990, after which he came to the U.S.A., with his wife Selvi, and has since served in various prophetic and charismatic churches around the country. The fire and joy on his life is contagious. Ravi is a foodie, a published author, and his love language is feeding people.
Pastor David Johnson
Pastor David is a Vietnam war veteran and he serves as the Minister of Helps at Brazen Grace. His roles include helping church families in need, and also organizing teams to aid in disaster relief, as he did after the hurricanes in the Texas coasts. David went to Bible School and then served as a missionary in Sweden and Brazil; he brings a wealth of wisdom to the team. David is beloved at Brazen Grace and is our resident vegan, who can easily outwork our most youthful volunteers.
Pastor Abigail Morales
Pastor Abigail is an Occupational Therapist by profession and serves as the Pastor of Outreach ministries. Her compassion for her church and city is evident in her successful coordination and conduction of monthly outreach events. She also currently serves as a Game Changers Youth Ministry leader and has traveled as part of the Senior Pastor’s ministry team on several international mission trips. Abigail is the epitome of “puro San Antone”, being born and raised in San Antonio, and is a hardcore, lifelong Spurs fan.
Pastors Fergus Thomas & Shalene Thomas
Dr. Fergus Thomas is a dentist by profession whose heart is to serve in the kingdom of God. Fergus has ministered in multiple capacities at Brazen Grace since our inception. He directed our early UTSA campus outreach events, and through his discipleship, many of our current members and leaders were added to Brazen Grace. Fergus can eat steak everyday and is a major history buff!
Pastor Shalene serves as the Youth Pastor of Brazen Grace and is a Physician Assistant by profession. Shalene has an extravagant love for people which compels her to win people to Christ. Shalene co-led the first life group and pioneered Game Changers Youth Ministry as the director. She is an adrenaline junkie and adores her pet rabbit, Joy.
Pastor Gabriel Martinez
Pastor Gabriel brings years of personal experience and leadership in Pastoral ministry from Michigan to Brazen Grace. He serves with a spirit of excellence and honor as he heads the Pastoral Assistant Department. Gabriel is currently building a network in the marketplace to teach business owners and leaders their identity and purpose and to develop influence in their industries. Gabriel has mastered “The Shout” and swears by Chick-fil-A.