About Pastor Cedrick Brown

Cedrick Brown was born and raised in the city of Compton, California which some have labeled the “gang capital of the World”, and where he began to excel in the game of football. Football became a way out, landing him at Washington State University (1982-1986) where he continued to stand out as a four-year letterman and three-year starter at defensive back, while majoring in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He then signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles under the legendary “Buddy” Ryan (1986-1988).

Cedrick then transitioned into the business community with a brief stint in the hotel & restaurant industry with the Hyatt and Marriott corporations. His business career excelled for fifteen years in sales and executive sales management with Alcoa Inc.’s Home Exteriors’ Division where he managed thirty-three states in three time zones, and five hundred million dollars in sales.

Cedrick is a privileged public speaker for churches, family and outreach events, Men’s groups, Youth groups, public schools, corporations, multiethnic platforms, and more. He serves as a District Superintendent for the Eastern District (EDA Move), a division of the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is the author of several books: Influencing Your World; The Racial and Cultural Divide – Are We Still Prejudiced?; My Daily Business; Act Like A Man – Woman Can You Help Me?; He Loves Me; and Man, You Got This! Cedrick has also earned a Bachelor’s from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University), and his Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary. He is the founding pastor of Commitment Community Church located in Lindenwold—one of the most racially and culturally diverse churches in the state of New Jersey, where he has served as lead pastor since 1996.

Cedrick has been married to his beautiful wife Lisa for over thirty years. They have three wonderful adult children together: Joshua, Jessica and Jaime.

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Speaking Engagements

Listen to Pastor Cedrick’s interview on KBrite Radio, Tim DeMoss Show, and the EFCA East Podcast


Pastor Cedrick Brown - February 18, 2024

Are You Feeling Discouraged? Pt. 2 - Pastor Cedrick Brown

In this new and exciting sermon series, our pastoral team will encourage the Body of Christ not to simply encourage the Body of Christ yet, while helping everyone understand how to become an encourager themselves.

From Series: "Encourage One Another"

In this new and exciting sermon series, our pastoral team will encourage the Body of Christ not to simply encourage the Body of Christ yet, while helping everyone understand how to become an encourager themselves.

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Avoiding The Drift

“Therefore, let the one who thinks he stands watch out that he does not fall…” This is the warning the Apostle Paul gave the Church at Corinth, after he exhorted them not to follow the example of Israel’s behavior in the wilderness on their way to the promised land....

Leading Through Pain

By a show of hands, how many of you have experienced some type of pain over the past year or so? I know I can’t see them lifted, but humor me and do it anyway? For the record, both of my hands are lifted pretty high. With all sincerity and candor, as I type I’ve just...

Let Him Be Teacher

Most people started the year by capitalizing on the novelty and nuances that came along with its introduction. Witty sayings emerged, even within the Church, like: Gospel Focus, Remain Focused, Keep Your Eyes On Jesus, 2020 Bible Vision, Focus 2020 – and here’s a good...

The Unmuted Gospel

A minority pastor's message to the majority church. Click Here

Should We Ask Forgiveness

As a man, I commenced building upon this forward act of redemption learned as a child. I began to realize that the words please forgive me strongly outweighed the words I’m sorry. Click Here to read more.

Cedrick and Tony Speak Up!

Cedrick Brown and Tony Balsamo share their hearts about race and the Church. Click Here

3 Questions to Help Maintain Healthy Vital Signs

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Remembering to Watch the Time

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How To Lead From The Bottom Up

When we think of leadership, we rarely consider terms such as bottom or weak, but rather top and strong Read More Here

Forgiveness Day 40

ROMANS 3:22-24 22 God puts people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all: 23 everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence.24 But by the free gift of God's grace all...