Deacon Clyde Brotherson

Board: Deacons

Position:  Vice  Chair


My Faith Journey

It was the renowned Christian writer , CS Lewis, who said, “you cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” As I consider my faith journey, it is quite clear to me that God has taken every event which was pivotal in my life and has used them for His glory and for my spiritual growth. As a child growing up in Guyana, I did not think that my life’s journey would take me to FMBC, providing me with the opportunity to serve on the board of Deacons as Chair and Vice Chair, and be a part of the teaching ministry. However, as I look back at my life, I have been blessed beyond measure to see God’s hand of faithfulness and love guiding me over every mountain and every valley in my life. I can truly say that he has turned my greatest scars into my greatest stars!


Family has always meant so much to me. God has blessed me to be the husband to my incredibly dear and awesome wife, Allyson. She has been a tremendous source of encouragement and support in my life. I have also been blessed to be father to my beyond amazing son, Amiri, of whom I am so very proud. It has been a source of unimaginable joy to see him grow up to be the young man that he is presently. I also claim as my family, my brothers , biological and non-biological , and a clan of cousins, who have enriched my life.

Favorite Bible Verse

Jeremiah 29 : 10

 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

This scripture has become the center point of my life.  It has given me clarity around the past and hope and a sense of excitement for the future. I have seen so many of my dreams come to fruition even when I thought that they would not become a reality.


My cousin who raised me has left me a legacy of love for gardening. I love getting my hands dirty in the garden raising vegetables and planting hybrid tea roses . I also love cooking, traveling, walking for exercise, and dancing.