Pastor Reginald was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Lakeland, FL as a child. He joined New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lakeland, Fl where his parents Mr. & Mrs. James and Evelyn Honors served as faithful leaders for more than 40 years. He is a graduate of Polk County Public Schools (Lake Gibson HS-Diploma), Hillsborough Community College (AA) in Tampa, FL, The University of Houston (BS), and the University of Houston-Victoria (MEd.). Pastor Reginald has worked as an educator in Public Schools for more than 15 years. He has served as a History teacher at Missouri City Middle School in the Fort Bend Independent School District, the History Dept. Chair, and presently as an Assistant Principal.
Rev. Reginald was honored to have been named Missouri City Middle School’s Teacher of the Year in 2000.
Rev. Reginald discovered the unique gifts in Christian service and ministry within him under the dynamic preaching ministry of the Rev. Jimmy Thompson. Rev. Reginald accepted the call into ministry while serving as the Steward Board Pro-tem at Evangelist Chapel A.M.E Church in Houston, TX, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. N. Jordan Mkwanazi. He was ordained an Itinerant Elder of the A.M.E. Church in 2001 during the Texas Annual Conference under Bishop McKinley Young.
Rev. Reginald served as pastor at Johnson Chapel (Needville); Mt. Pilgrim (Maynard); and as Co-Pastor at historic Reedy Chapel in Galveston. Rev. Reginald is an advocate for the homeless. Early on in his ministry he witnessed to those living under the bridges in Houston. During his tenure as Co-Pastor at Reedy, he and Rev. Salatheia Honors led the church through a major rebuilding following the destructive effects of Hurricane Ike. The church was also revitalized spiritually and grew in membership.
Over the years Pastor Reginald’s passion for helping others has led to the development and/or enhancement of several ministries including Prayer Cells, Teen Church, Elders’ Care, Blood Brothers, and the Men of Steel to name a few. Assisting the Holy Spirit in Winning Souls for the Kingdom of God and teaching the Word of God are the two main passions that drive him.
Rev. Reginald has been married to Rev. Salatheia Bryant-Honors, a former career newspaper reporter and an ordained Itinerant Elder in the A.M.E. Church, since 1990. They have two amazing children: Bryant Jamerson and Kennedy Sa’Nora.
The Rev. Annie McGilber became a born again Christian Jan. 15, 1995 and she hasn’t looked back. The date is one she will always remember and cherish for it was the day that God pulled her out of the mud and set her feet on the rock of Christ. Since then she has been living out her faith where ever she finds herself. A native Texan, Rev. McGilber moved to Houston at an early age with her family and they settled in the 6th Ward area. She attended schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and was graduated from B.T. Washington High School. She has a long history of being sensitive to the needs of the least, the lost and the last. Annie worked for 35 years with special needs children at a variety of campuses across Houston. Rev. McGilber has been a member of Brown Chapel for nearly 40 years. She has served in many capacities in the local church including the director of the Young People’s Department, Sunday School teacher and missionary. But in 1999, Rev. McGilber answered God’s call into the ordained ministry. Her passion is missions and outreach. “I feel that they (the homeless, those in prison) need to know that there is a God who loves them,” she said.
Rev. McGilber has been married to Bro. Leo McGilber more than 40 years. She is a mother and a grandmother.