Episcopalians place a high value on reason and thoughtful debate about theological issues and social policy. We are a sacramental church that stresses individual responsibility and decision-making. Our worship is rooted in scripture and is expressed in prayer, music, sacrament and word. We express our faith in outreach and social concern. We are known for asking good questions rather than providing pat answers to complex issues. We are known for our inclusiveness because we recognize that Christ's banquet is large enough to include every person.
St. Michael's Church is committed to fulfilling the Gospel imperative to serve the least, the last and the lost. We provide excellent liturgy in our services and seek to provide compassionate care to all who enter our doors.
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The Rev. Fred Brown has served as vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church since 2012.
Prior to being appointed vicar by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, he had served as rector, assistant rector and vicar of Episcopal Churches in Texas and California.
He received his master’s of divinity degree from the Houston Graduate School of Theology and did additional studies at the Episcopal Divinity School in Berkeley, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a law degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
Father Brown graduated from SEAL training in the U.S. Navy and served as commanding officer of the 2nd Platoon, UDT 22 from 1962-63. After a medical discharge from the Navy, he became a partner in the Brown and Haden law firm in Houston from 1970-1995.
He has four children and 14 grandchildren. His wife of 50 years, Sue Parker, passed away in 2014.