On March 24, 2004, Brian was licensed to preach; on August 13, 2006 he was ordained. He served as an Associate Minister at Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of his father, Reverend Curtis Herron, for three years. In December, 2006, Brian was formerly installed as the Pastor of Zion Baptist Church.
Pastor Brian Herron is a former Minneapolis City Council-member representing the 8th ward in south Minneapolis.
Pastor Herron is active in the community and is a fearless advocate for justice and Racial Reconciliation.
Pastor Brian started work with the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches in 2003. He developed a program to help people transition back into the community after incarceration. The program, Community Justice Project, worked in partnership with the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Adult Correction Facility. Along with several other State Prisons. The program was a support for individuals who have been incarcerated. Recruiting and Training Mentors connecting them to the men and women who were incarcerated, visiting them and then being there to help guide them when they were released. Also connecting the returning citizens to projects and programs that help ease their transition back into society and help them overcome the barriers that are ever present as they attempt to become productive citizens again and strive not to return to prison.
Pastor Herron has interned with Amicus and The Dignity Center as part of his Clinical Pastoral Educations class.
Pastor Brian is a Mental Health First Aide Instructor for Youth and Adults and a Trauma Trainer for Sidran Institute Risking Connection Program and Stairstep Foundation.
Pastor Herron is married to Rhonda Bell-Herron and they have eight children and a host of grand children and one great grandchild.
Here is a preview of Pastor Herron’s message for this weekend.