Reverend Andrea Brayboy
Psalm 107:1-2 states, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.” This scripture embodies the testimony and ministry of Reverend Andrea Brayboy. Raised in Riverside,
California, she is a lifelong member of Amos Temple. Andrea received the call for ministry at the age of 19 but wandered away to do things her own way. Those poor decisions led to abuse, pain, depression, and financial burdens. She has since come full circle to experience the Salvation, Healing, Restoration, and Love of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Brayboy is passionate about sharing her gifts through intercessory prayer, leading worship and studying God’s Word. She loves the Lord and serves diligently and faithfully to empower people of all ages to live up to their full potential in Christ. Her prayer is that others may come to know that no matter how far you fall, Jesus is there to pick you back up!
Andrea is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. She is a current employee of the County of San Bernardino as a Program Specialist in the Human Services Department. Married to Christopher Brayboy, she is the mother of two sons, Terrell and Xavier and the daughter of George Taylor and Reverend Wanda Taylor.
Reverend Kenneth D. Lindsey
Rev. Kenneth D. Lindsey was born in Camden, Arkansas, to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Earmatine Lindsey, He is the youngest of nine children. His older brother Tommy was a Minister until he was called home by the Lord.
While Rev. Ken was fishing as a young man, God called to be a fisherman of men for Him (God). Since then he has been mentoring young people over 25 years.
In 1991 he came out to California to seek more opportunities. He has three beautiful daughters Oona, Erin, and Kenya and Isaiah his grandson.
In 2004 he started to attend Amos Temple CME Riverside, since then he has accomplished many tasks for God while being at AmosTemple and those were Services in the Men’s Ministry as President, also being a part of the Missionary Feeding Ministry, and also being part of the Jr. Trustee Board Ministry.
In 2011, he married his beloved wife Zulma Yvette Candido, who has been his rock with God’s help.
In August 2018 in the Annual Conference, he was ordained as a Traveling Deacon.
Reverend Dr. A. Herbert Murray
Dr. A. Herbert Murray was born in the great City of Brotherly Love and sisterly affection, known as Philadelphia, PA. He was educated in the public schools of the city and went on to post-secondary schools. He received a B.S. from California State University, Pomona, M.S.W., M.A., and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He served in a program similar to the Peace Corps and did volunteer service in Kenya, East Africa. He also worked as a psychiatric social worker, teacher, and school administrator. Dr. Murray grew up in the Pentecostal church and inspired to the ministry, ordained, an Elder under Bishop F. R. McLeod, Greater Deliverance Temple of Philadelphia PA. During the 2019 annual conference of The Ninth Episcopal District, CME in Victorville, CA, his ordination papers were transferred and accepted by Bishop Bobby Best and currently serves as a Local Elder at Amos Temple CME in Riverside CA.
Dr. Murray is married to Ruth Murray, and the father of three children, and their adopted grandson.
Reverend Wanda Taylor
Reverend Wanda Taylor hails from Fulton, Missouri but has lived in the Inland Empire region of California for 42 years and presently resides in Rialto, CA. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from William Woods College, Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Reverend Taylor has been a faithful member of Amos Temple C.M.E. since 1977 and joined under the leadership of Reverend Leonard Holt. She has served in many capacities at the church over the last 40 years. She was one of the first female Stewards appointed at Amos Temple by Pastor Raymond Williams, served as Lay President, currently serving as the President of the Voices of Amos choir, and Vice President of the Women’s Ministry. She accepted her calling to preach three years ago. She will tell anyone who will listen that she loves the Lord, is a child of God, and is not ashamed to give God praise and thanks for what He has done, is doing, and will continue to do in her life and in her family’s lives. Her favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you, not to harm you but to prosper you, give you hope and a future.”
Minister Taylor is a proud mother and grandmother of daughter, Reverend Andrea Brayboy, Son-in-law Christopher, and grandsons Terrell and Xavier. In 2016 she retired after 30 years of service as a counseling manager specializing with at risk youth, persons with disabilities, and prisoner rehabilitation services.
Reverend Taylor is going to serve the Lord wherever He leads her.
Reverend Barbara Tyree
Reverend Barbara Tyree is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri. “Rev. Barbara” earned a B.A. degree with a major in Elementary Education from Lane College which is a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church School.in Jackson, Tennessee. Before graduation from Lane College, she was recruited to teach for the Clark County Unified School District (Las Vegas, Nevada). There she taught fifth grade. Later her journey to her back to the Saint Louis area where she taught second grade for the Berkeley Missouri Unified School District. Once again, she moved and this time was locating to Inglewood, California. There she was employed by the Inglewood Unified School District.While working in Inglewood, she enjoyed teaching second, third, and fifth grades. In the evenings, she also taught English as a second language at Inglewood Adult School. While in Inglewood, Rev.Barbara earned a Master of Education degree with a major in School Management and Administration from the LaVerne University, LaVerne, California. After fifteen years, she moved to Moreno Valley and taught second and third grades for the Moreno Valley Unified School District.
Five years before retirement, Rev. Barbara accepted her “call” to the Gospel Ministry on Sunday, August 8, 2004 at Harper Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Norwalk, California. The Pastor was Rev. Napolean Goshay, the Presiding Elder was Rev. Dr. William R. Johnson, and the Presiding Prelate was Bishop Henry Williamson, Sr.
Once retired, June,2009, Rev. Barbara began making preparations for the new journey that was before her. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit, she entered graduate school again to earn a second Master degree. As of June 14,2015, Rev. Barbara graduated from LaSierra University , HMS Richards School of Divinity, Riverside, California with a Master of Divinity degree with a major in Pastoral Studies. The scripture that has become her favorite is (Jeremiah 1:4,5) Then the Lord came to me saying; Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you! I ordained you a prophet to the nations.(NKJV)
On August 9,2016, during the Southern California Annual Conference, held at Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church- Los Angeles, California, Rev. Barbara was ordained Local Deacon by Bishop Bobby R. Best. On July 21, 2017, Rev. Barbara Tyree was ordained Local Elder during the Ninth Episcopal District Combined Conferences hosted by Phillips Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rev Tyree is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has been been a volunteer for the Moreno Valley Emergency Task Force and the American Red Cross, Riverside, California. Her hobbies include collecting antiques, reading, cooking, listening to different genres of music, visiting museums and libraries. She enjoys people, especially children and Seniors. She also has a special appreciation for different cultures and ethnicities.