Pastor & First LaDY

Dr. Roy Elton Brackins

Senior Pastor/Founder

Reverend Roy Elton Brackins, born December 21st, 1955, is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Lucy Brackins.  He is a native of Houston, Texas.  Married to  Mrs. Pamela Doreen Brackins, together, they are the proud parents of three daughters and one son.  He serves as President Emeritus of the Board of Directors for One Church, One Child Inc. of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  He also serves as the Assistant Treasurer for B.E.L.A. (the Black Ecumenical Leadership Alliance).  He is a member of the  National Baptist Convention of America International Inc. where he has served and worked with the Evangelical Board for more than thirty years.
Reverend Brackins accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in December of 1973, at the tender age of seventeen.  He is a preaching son of the True Light Baptist Church of Houston, Texas.  

Reverend Brackins confessed his call to the Gospel Ministry on the first Sunday in August, 1976, and preached his first sermon on the second Sunday of that same month and year under the pasturage of the late Dr. William Bowie Jr. Reverend Roy Elton Brackins is the founding Pastor of the Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church which had her genesis in May of 1987.  The Church has grown from 27 members with 2 ministries, to better than 500 active members with more than 25 vibrant, need meeting Ministries since her beginning.  The Church offers an outreach center called, “Garments and Groceries from Grace.”  This outreach center opened in August 2002, and it is tailored exclusively to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate in the community of the Grace Tabernacle Church. Pastor Brackins has led Grace Tabernacle into completing 4 Phases of a 3.2 million dollar Church    campus which rests on nearly 7 acres.  It includes a 500 seat Worship Center, Fellowship Hall, Children and Youth Activities Area, Family Life Center and Gymnasium.  The entire campus is enclosed with the “Connection” that was added in 2016 which has added 2 additional classrooms, a much larger nursery and the “Hall of the Faithful” which honors those who served faithfully while they were alive at the Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church.  The entire building project was completed in 10 years, while  retiring over 1.7 million dollars of the debt in the process.  

In April, 2009, Pastor Brackins published his first book, “A Marvelous Model of Ministry, A Message from the man in the Middle.”  His second book, “Making a Difference in the Kingdom of God”, was released in February 2013.  His third book, “365 Days of Devotion, Development and Discipline with Jesus” was released in February 2015.   And his Fourth Book, “I AM is ALL we need” was released in August 2018.  In August 2014, Pastor was recognized for his outstanding service in the Christian Community by the St. Thomas Christian University of Jacksonville, Florida, with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.    Pastor Brackins is also a musician; he plays the guitar, bass, piano and organ.  He has preached extensively throughout much of America, and his greatest passion is the preaching of the Gospel to the end that lost souls are won to Jesus Christ.

First Lady Pamela Brackins

Sister Pamela Brackins is the proud wife of Dr. Roy Elton Brackins & First Lady of Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. She & Pastor Brackins have 4 children & 4 lovely grandchildren. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & holds degrees from Chatham College and the University of Pittsburgh.

She is an Educator by profession, who specializes in teaching students with Dyslexia how to read. She is now retired but continues to use her gift to educate others. She currently teaches Dyslexic students online and works part time for Duncanville ISD.

At Grace Tabernacle, she wears many hats. Presently she is the Ministry Leader for the Women’s Ministry, a Sunday School Teacher, a teacher for the New Members Ministry & a Deaconess. She is responsible for creating support ministries for the widows of the church known as the “Pearls” & for the lovely women 60 years young & over, known as the “Silver Foxes”. The Sick & Shut in Ladies receive regular call/visits from her, and she makes sure that the college students receive ongoing support and care packages while away from home.  She also currently serves as a board member for the nonprofit organization known as WATCH (What About the Children).  But in the end, none of that really matters. First Lady Brackins is not one who wants to be recognized for degrees & accomplishments. Instead, she just wants others to know that she loves the Lord, delights in serving Him and considers herself blessed to be a child of the Most High King.