National Brotherhood Department

MISSION: To bring men, of all ages, to the knowledge of who God is, there need for salvation, and their God given responsibilities in the home, the church, and the community.

National Brotherhood Officers:
Deacon Leroy Epps, Chairman
Deacon Preston Fields, Vice-Chairman
Elder James Young, Secretary

Deacon Jerry Jackson, Assistant Secretary

Deacon Solomon Amusan, Former Chairman
Deacon Larry Etheredge

Brother Ferdinand Hamilton, III

Deacon John Hawthorne, Sr.

Minister Theodore Jenkins, Jr.

Deacon Garland Riley
Board of Bishops Advisor: Bishop Lang Priester

Past Chairmen
Elder Phil Ross (1988 - 2002)
Elder Robbie Jenkins (2002 - 2007)
Deacon Julius Williamson (2007-2010)

Deacon Solomon Amusan (2010-2018)

To: All Brothers (All Age Groups)

From: The National Brotherhood Department

Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” Luke 18:1


Praise the Lord brothers,

I pray you and your families are well and safe.

We are coming to the close of another calendar year. 

God has been good to us. We have so much to thank and praise God for. Also, so much to ask Him for.

There will be a Brotherhood hour of prayer held on Saturday December 18, 2021. This will be a zoom prayer meeting.

We are asking all Brothers (all ages) to make every effort to attend this very important and needed prayer.

Luke 18:1 tells us "Men ought always to pray, and not faint".

Date: December 18, 2021

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Place: This is a zoom meeting


You may also call in using the following phone number, meeting ID and passcode.

Phone:  1-301-715-8592 (this is not a toll-free number)

Meeting ID:  889 163 8921

Passcode: 585779

We look forward to being with you during this very special prayer.

Yours In Christ,

National Brotherhood Department

Attention Deacons

Praise The Lord Deacons,

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

We pray that each of you are well, safe, and encouraged during these challenging times in our Nation.

As you know due to the pandemic, we have been unable to meet collectively for over a year. We are encouraged by the progress that has been made to return to a sense of normalcy. But there is more work to be done.

There will be a meeting for all Deacons on May 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM. This will be a zoom meeting. Log-in details are below. Please make every effort to attend.

It will be good to see and hear from each of you after such an extended time.

Please mark your calendar for:

Topic: National Deacons Meeting

Time: May 22, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting  

Meeting ID: 889 163 8921

Passcode: 943483



Be well, Be safe , Be Blessed,

National Brotherhood Department

Dea. Leroy G. Epps Chairman

Sub-divisions Within the Brotherhood

During biblical time, as in many customs today, names represented much more than words that are; convenient, sounds good, honoring ancestors or some of the many other reasons used by some individuals for naming children. They represent; the character of the individual, purpose dedicated to, events at time of birth, or many other meaningful ideas, events or aspirations of the person giving the name. Jesus was named by God Himself, for the man Jesus is the Son of God who came to "save His people from their sins," St. Matthew 1:21.

The name assigned to each of the brotherhood groups identifies an individual who displays character traits admirable for brothers in the related age group. While the ultimate example of a person is Jesus Christ Himself, the individuals named below are men who demonstrated that we all can live godly lives.

Sons of Abraham

Character Traits: The Faithful

Age Range: 30 years and older, or married

Abraham is identified in scriptures as "the father of the faithful." In obedience to God, he faithfully led his family, often without knowing or seeing where it would take them. It is our prayer that heads of household everywhere would learn from the example given unto us by the life of Abraham. All married brothers and men of 30 years of age or older are placed in the group called the ‘Sons of Abraham’.

Sons of Joseph

Character Traits: The Righteous

Age Range: 18 - 29, single

Joseph, the eleventh son of the patriot Jacob displayed profound ‘righteousness’ as a young man from the time he was a teenager. As a teen he faced extreme cruelty and extraordinary trials that many would say, could justify unholy actions on his part. In a time of great temptation Joseph responded, "how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" Genesis: 39:9. The ‘Sons of Joseph’ group is composed of unmarried young men ages 18 through 29.

Sons of David

Character Traits: The Courageous

Age Range: 13 - 17

David, the youngest son of Jessie, who became the second king of the combined nation of Israel, distinguished himself as a youth. Prior to facing Goliath, David single-handedly slew a lion and a bear, in defense of his father’s sheep while serving as a shepherd boy. His courage is founded in his faith in God as revealed by his words spoken to Goliath, "Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts,"
I Samuel 17:45. Our prayer is that young men everywhere will have the courage to say NO to drugs, sex, peer pressure, and all ungodly actions. Young men ages 13 to 17 form the ‘Sons of David’ group.

Sons of Samuel

Character Traits: The Dedicated

Age Range: 6 - 12

Parents should take note of Hannah’s devotion and unselfish giving unto the Lord. Her only child, the son for whom she prayed diligently, she dedicated him to the Lord, I Samuel 1:26-28. The child grew and in turn dedicated himself to the service of the Lord. Boys’ ages six through twelve are taught that as Samuel wasn’t, they are not too young to serve the Lord.

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