our staff

Get to know our Pastoral and Ministerial team.

  • dr. evon & deborah horton

    senior pastors

    Evon has been the pastor of Brownsville assembly since September 2006. He commented, "The moment I stepped into the sanctuary at Brownsville I sensed the Spirit of the Lord in a powerful way." He believes the move of the God at Brownsville is continuing. Not necessarily in the same manner, but in a way of speaking into the surrounding community, as well as the Pensacola Gulf/Bay Area.  FULL BIO HERE

  • Ed & Denise Tisdale

    executive pastor/women's pastor

    Pastors Ed and Denise have been members of Brownsville since February of 1984. As a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, Ed serves as the Executive Pastor, combining business responsibilities and pastoral care. Denise has been involved in ministry to women at Brownsville for 23 years, and has also been facilitating recovery groups since 2007. Having been employed in the secular arena for 34 years Ed has gained Wisdom through personal business experiences, and is able to offer encouragement and help bring Godly wisdom and understanding to those who are involved with the challenges of the market place.


    Denise, through teaching and personal ministry, brings forth the truth of God’s Word with clarity and practical application. Her heart’s desire is to see men and women become healthy in all areas of life: the spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, social, and financial. Ed and Denise have been married for 37 years, and have two children, Jennifer and Jonathan. Jennifer and her husband, Kyle, have one daughter, Ainslei. Jonathan and his wife, Stephanie, have one son Jonathan and live and work in the Pensacola area. Ed and Denise feel abundantly blessed to have all their children, and grandchildren so close to home!

  • taylor french

    worship pastor

    Taylor French burns to see people awakened to the true heart of God through raw worship. She desires that they would have a real intimate encounter with Jesus and worship would become more than just singing a few songs and going through the motions. Taylor believes that there is a unique sound that every person carries, and that God does not come through any specific sound. She is called to pull these unique gifts out of worshippers and to see them operate in their own sound. For several years, Taylor served at The Ramp in Hamilton, AL where she was involved in The Ramp Worship Band doing background vocals and then graduated from The Ramp School of Ministry in May 2013. Her message is to all generations, to bridge the gap between the young and the old, and see the Body of Christ as a whole encounter the presence of God.

  • carlos guilherme jr. 

    worship leader

    Alongside Taylor, Carlos helps lead worship Sunday mornings. 

  • Elizabeth & Juan Medero

    children's Pastor

    Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Education Degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and has taught Kindergarten for several years. She has taken a sabbatical from her teaching career to devote time exclusively to ministry at Brownsville Assembly. Her past volunteer experiences include organizing summer VBS programs as well as summer teaching excursions to a China orphanage. Her other passions include her husband Juan, daughter Charlotte and son Ethan.

  • anthony suey

    middle/high school director

    After Branded by Fire in 2012, Anthony made a complete dedication to follow the will of the Lord for his life. From that time on he has interned at Brownsville Assembly of God and made following Jesus Christ the main thing in his life. With that desire and passion in his heart, God has given him a vision for the youth of Brownsville. He desires them to encounter and to have a personal relationship with the Lord.

  • ryan english

    Ryan English is on fire for God and dedicated to see lives changed and transformed for Jesus. Ryan has answered the great call that God has on his life and it has taken him to many crusades to Peru and has reached the lost and the broken. Ryan is one of our associate Pastors as well as our Senior High School Pastor and is eager to help win lives over for Christ and walk with them on their journey with Jesus.

  • chuck & rhonda brewster

    associate pastors

    Rev. Charles A. (Chuck) Brewster founded Champions of Honor in January 2005. This ministry is focused upon men and their relationship with God, their families, their church and their community. Chuck also consults on church security issues and has formed a company,The Brewster Group. Chuck and his wife, Rhonda, speak at various functions and conferences nationally and internationally. Prior to coming to ministry in 1998, Chuck served twenty-three years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. His duties ranged from assignments with the President and Vice-President to coordinating security for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1992 Democratic National Convention. He had been assigned to various offices in his career, but retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office.

  • terry & Rosemary van gilder

    associate pastors

    Terry and Rosemary began fulfilling their call in pastoral ministry in 1978, attending Asbury Theological Seminary from which Terry received his Master of Divinity degree. In the beginning their pastoral assignments were with small congregations. Now, more than 25 years of pastoring a variety of congregations from the small town, where you can become pastor to the whole community, to the bigger city churches and interacting with pastors of all denominations. While participating in the Brownsville Revival the Holy Spirit reignited new fire in them in Pensacola, Florida. Through their ministry Terry has preached, taught and counseled on hundreds of subjects and events. Finding himself a pastor in the need of victory many years ago, he discovered freedom to live victoriously through applying the Word in his life. Their lives are transparent and the teachings are practical and can be applied in everyday life. It is all under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Their testimony is truly the saving work of Jesus Christ. They believe, teach, and live the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven and no matter anyone's background or mistakes, God has a place for them in His purpose and can help them on their path to enjoying their call to ministry in everyday life.