Pastors & leadership team

Rev. Dr. Kevin L. Brown 

Senior Pastor

Dr. Kevin Brown has a strong passion for working within the urban community with young children and has served as an educator and school administrator for over 17 years. In addition, Dr. Brown spent twelve years as a coach in boys’ basketball, football, and girls and boys track. He is also a former All- American in track and field while at Indiana State. Dr. Brown has touched the lives of many students and their families throughout the city of Indianapolis.
Dr. Kevin Lanal Brown is a native of Chicago Illinois but has called Indianapolis home for nearly forty-three years.   He is the eldest child of three born to Roosevelt Robinson and Jacklyn Williams.  Dr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University in May of 1991 and a Master degree in Correctional Counseling in 1998. In 2002 and 2004, he then attained two additional Master of Education degrees, one in Special Education Administration and another in School Leadership and Administration. Dr. Brown then earned a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2006.  Dr. Brown has since gone back to school again to earn his second Doctoral degree in Ministry.

In March of 2012, Dr. Brown received a vision from God to birth New Way Community Church. Following the vision, Dr. Brown resigned his central office position as a school administrator and immediately went to work for God fulltime. After the initial launch in June of 2012, New Way was officially birthed with seven (7) charter members. As of March 2020, New Way Community Church has been blessed to lead over two hundred and five (205) people to Christ.

Dr. Brown, like his wife, has a tremendous passion for God’s Word, coupled with a love for God’s people.  As the Senior Pastor of New Way Community Church, he stands boldly proclaiming the word of God, and faithfully serving God and ministering to the growing flock of the New Way Community Church family.
God continues to use Dr. Brown to encourage, equip and empower people to reach their utmost potential in Christ Jesus.  
It is his deepest desire that God’s people humbly seek Him to understand their divine purpose in life and operate in confidence knowing that what God has destined for them is just for them! Pastor Brown is a humble and powerful motivator that speaks God’s truth with eloquence and love.

Along with his wife, Lady Shavonda Brown, they are the proud parents of four children, Kevin Lanal Brown II (26) Adriana Marie Brown (24), Destyne Shavon Jackson (19), and DaShawn Amonta Jackson(17) and two grandchildren (Amaya and Jayda Johnson). This ministry family exemplifies the favor that God shows when we are obedient to His call. 

First Lady Shavonda Brown

Pastor's Wife

Lady Shavonda Brown is a native of Louisville, KY but has lived over twenty-six years in Lexington, KY. Lady Brown grew up in a family as the youngest sibling of five under deceased parents Robert D. Averette and Eddie Mae Averette. She is thankful to still have a dad and mother here spiritually supporting her in life currently, Rev. Dr. H.G. Hollins and Dorothy Hollins, Louisville, KY.
Lady Shavonda is happily married to Pastor, Dr. Kevin Lanal Brown. She cherishes her role as a wife, mother and mentor. They are the proud parents of four children: Kevin Lanal Brown II, Adriana Marie Brown, Destyne Shavon Jackson and DaShawn Amonte Jackson. They also have two grandchildren Amaya and Jayda Johnson.
Lady Shavonda is a faithful servant to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She accepted Christ and was baptized at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Louisville, Ky and a member of Total Grace Church in Lexington, KY. Lady Brown changed her membership to New Way Community Church in 2019 and began worshipping with her husband.
Lady Shavonda earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management and a minor in Insurance from Indiana State University.  She was a point guard on the Indiana State Women’s Basketball Team from 1988-1991. She was a previous all-time career assist leader and ranked second for career steals on the women’s basketball team.  She stayed on as a graduate assistant coach with the team (1.5 years) and has also spent many years coaching and mentoring girls AAU basketball in Kentucky. She has worked over 26 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, KY in their Production, Safety and Human Resources Departments.
As Lady Shavonda walks alongside her husband she is always willing to assist in any capacity. Lady Brown has always been motivated by a deep love for God and desire to please and learn more about Him. She has always had a heart for working with and helping people. Her role as a first lady is like none other. She is down to earth, jovial and a balanced woman of God. Lady Brown is full of life, energy and is always smiling. She is grateful to God for placing her in a position to be a helpmate to a wonderful man of God. Under his tutelage she has learned many life changing lessons but more importantly she has learned to walk in the Will of God and accept the plans He has for her. 
Lady Shavonda is always encouraging others. She is currently the leader of the Follow Up Team, co-lead with Secretarial duties and works with the usher and greeter team. She actively supports & participates in various feeding opportunities with the mission’s team. Her personal mission is to teach others to “walk by faith”. Lady Shavonda is a loving person who is very easy to talk to and always eager to get to know others. 

Deacon Charlie Buchanan

Iron Men

This life group is a small group setting of men that is ministered to in study groups, fellowship, outing and prayer. All classed are based on the word of God. 

Deacon Steve Harris

Grounds Ministry

Ground maintain the beauty of New Way Community Church.

Deacon Vernell Benning

Transportation and Lead Deacon

The transportation ministry will help members and visitors who have a desire to attend worship service. 


Hospitality Leader

Hospitality provides comfort to our church family and enhancing the community, as well as,  providing meals for our service ministries. Hospitality desires to provide a warm welcome to all worshipper at New Way Community Church by creating a space for people to connect to one another over excellent food. 

Sis. Latonya Harris

Women of Virtue and Prayer Ministry

This life group is a small group setting of women that is ministered to in study groups, fellowship, outing and prayer. All classed are based on the word of God.

Members of the prayer team are available to provide a listening ear and prayer to individuals during the worship service. Members also pray over prayer requests during the week.  The prayer team is meant to share the healing ministry of Christ to all at New Way Community Church through intercession and prayer.

Sis. Shamika Buchanan

Treasurer, Secretary, Service and Missions

The Service/Mission Team develops and organizes monthly service projects, with the goal of building mission based relationships in the community.

Sis. Artisse Hunt

Media Ministry

Our ministry consist of three components: Audio, Video and Media.  The audio team supports the worship leader and band in fulfilling their take in leading the congregation in worship. Audio ministry provide you with free cd's of the sermons after morning service e. This ministry provides help for sound set-up, lighting, projection and the team assist with shutting down after service.  The video team's  mission  is to create a distraction free space that welcomes all people into our worship community. The Video run live streaming during worship time. The media team post daily devotionals or word of encouragement to get you day started throughout the week. Media also keep you updated on all upcoming events through our social sites.  

Sis. Keonna Allen

Children and Family Ministry

The children and family ministry provides ministries to everyone from newborns to teenagers during Sunday services.  The mission is to provide a welcoming, supportive and open experience that fosters the faith development of children, youth and families.

Sis. cheri benberry

Usher and Greeters Ministry

 Our Greeters and Ushers are the first face of New Way Community Church. They greet members and guest with a smile and provide assistance as needed. 

Bro. Shedrick Madison

Worship Leader & S.A.M Ministry

Leading our praise and worship.  Leading, encouraging and motivating a comfortable atmosphere to praise God.