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Some of the priorities that drive us in our desire to help people follow Jesus include:


We are convinced that the Scriptures have been provided by our Creator in order for us to know God as he has revealed himself and what his desires are for our lives. The Bible was given without error in its original languages and is completely trustworthy and authoritative for us today. We are committed to interpreting the Scriptures in a literal historical-grammatical way.


The point of the Scripture text is the point we seek to expose in our preaching. Our general approach is to work our way through books of the Bible by chapter and verse, applying the timeless truths in ways that can be practically applied today.


Our music is carefully selected to affirm God’s truth in ways that are memorable and sing-able. Our choices draw extensively from the rich tradition of Christian hymnody, but also include some of the best examples of what is being produced by believers today. Our congregational singing is led by a worship team of musicians who sing and play instruments like the piano, cajon, violin, flute, and trumpet joyfully.


Here to Serve You!

Brown Street is blessed to have a committed team of gifted pastors
to serve your spiritual needs.

Pastor Eric Lloyd, Assistant Pastor E-Mail Pastor Eric

Eric was born in Alton and grew up attending Brown Street. He oversees Youth and Children’s ministry at Brown Street, and leads the Sunday AM Worship Team. He has served here since August 2015.

Eric has a burden for the younger generations to experience the love of God in their own lives and commit to follow Him. Today’s children and teens are faced with incredible peer pressure and have the world at their fingerprints. Eric’s goal for young people is for them to see God’s plan for their lives and yield their lives to Him. When that occurs, it is amazing what peace and joy comes to those who trust in God.


Eric and his wife Kimberly have two daughters. He enjoys rooting for the Cardinals, visiting National Parks, and reading trivia about US Presidential history. He currently serves on the board of Camp Manitoumi and the Il-Mo ARBC Youth Committee.