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Rev. Aubrey Lewis, Assistant to the Pastor
Minister of Visitation
A Waco Texas native, Reverend Aubrey Lewis has been a member of Third Baptist for 35 years. A man of learning, Rev. Lewis received his Associate of Arts Degree with honors from San Francisco City College and graduated Cum Laude from San Francisco State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Health Education and Psychology
As Assistant to the Pastor, Rev Lewis has endeared himself both to the congregation as Minister of Visitation and as an active member of the Church’s New Member, Bereavement and Baptism Committees, and also to the community through his weekly evangelism efforts
Married to Deacon Viola Lewis for 39 wonderful years, they have 3 daughters, 1 son, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren and are considered “treasures” at TBC!
Rev. Ronson Ballard
Prison & Convalescent Ministries
A graduate from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev. Ronson Ballard serves as coordinator of the TBC jail ministry and is also an active member of convalescent ministry. Every third Sunday, Rev. Ballard speaks to the youth at Y.G.C. An avid golfer, Rev. Ballard is also the proud CEO of Ballard Enterprises.
Rev. Portia Osborne
Reverend Portia Lynn Osborne is a native San Franciscan. She is a graduate of George Washington High School, Bishop College, and Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions, where she received a diploma with a concentration in music, a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Counseling degrees, respectively.
Reverend Osborne was licensed in 1996 by the late Dr. J.W. Johnson at First Baptist Church North Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed Internships in Christian Counseling with a concentration in marriage and family therapy at Higher Dimensions Family Worship Center and Oral Roberts University.
In 2001, because of her desire to foster familial wholeness, she became an Advocate Coordinator for Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), where she was tasked to recruit and train volunteers to advocate for foster children, report their findings, and deliver these findings to Juvenile court judges, in the county of Tulsa. While In this capacity, she served on the Parent Child Center Children’s Consortium, trained and facilitated a court-mandated parenting class, as well as volunteered in a local hospital, holding newborns, known as the Bundle Buddy program.
Reverend Osborne returned to San Francisco where she serves as an associate minister under the leadership of Dr. Amos C. Brown, at Third Baptist Church of San Francisco. She is the 2nd Vice President of the Women’s Missionary Union and Personal Development Coordinator for the Art and Cultural missionary circle. In the San Francisco community, she works with Church Women United as its newly elected Vice President and a member of the Youth Advisory Council for the NAACP.
Reverend/ Judge Beverley M. Phillips, U. S. Immigration Judge (Retired), is an Associate Minister and a loyal and faithful member of Third Baptist Church. Reverend Phillips holds the B.A. & J.D. degrees from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Reverend Phillips graduated from the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple, and has done further studies at the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Reverend Phillips was licensed and ordained under the auspices of the Senior Pastor, Dr. Amos C. Brown. Reverend Phillips has held several positions in the church; however, she is currently actively engaged with the WMU (Women’s Ministry).
As an Associate Minister at Third Baptist, I am involved in visiting the sick of the church in the hospitals and nursing care homes and homes of and calling them on the phone to do a check-in and praying for them. I also provide spiritual care, emotional support and counseling when members seek my help and care. I do occasional preaching from the pulpit, speak in funeral and memorial services of some members and do the blessings of infants and participate in doing communion. I also fellowship with some ministers on a regular basis and have prayers. I attend community events once in a while. I attend the church services on Sundays along with my family when I am not on call for my company. As a Hospice Chaplain, I take special interest in the care and well-being of the African-American patients and their families who I get to serve in the SF Bay Area and share with them how Third Baptist and Rev. Brown helped me and my family to immigrate to the US and invite them to visit and attend the Sunday services. I also educate and inform my Hospice team in understanding of the African-American experience and provide services accordingly to meet their needs.