About Our Pastor

Pastor Brown PictureDavid Brown was born in Southern California, but grew up most of his life in the South Suburbs of Chicago. He attended church with his parents at the United Pentecostal Church in Harvey, IL under the direction of the late Rev. Terry Cox.

He moved to the Quad-Cities, immediately following his time at Indiana Bible College, in May of 2003 answering the call to help start a church in the city of Rock Island. He married Mandy Carpenter, who he met at college, in December of 2003. It was in June of 2006 that they had their first child (Jonathan) and in March of 2009 they had their second (Sophia).

Together they have a passion to see The Refuge be a growing revival church that is just as diverse as the cities it’s found in!