About our Pastor

Bishop Lonnie M. Braswell D.D.

“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, w
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
KJV Jeremiah 3:15

Bishop Lonnie M. Braswell is the beloved Senior Pastor of Light of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. He is a profound preacher of the Gospel who has been put on this Earth to do a tremendous work for the Lord. Bishop Braswell is a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina where he successfully completed his formative education.

Bishop Braswell was called by the Lord to preach the gospel at the age of 22 years old. He was licensed to preach the Gospel of Christ at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church were Dr. Thomas L. Walker is Senior Pastor. God blessed him in a mighty way that in 1980 God called him to his first church to pastor.

Bishop Braswell has pastored many churches around the state of North Carolina...

  1. First Baptist Church of Enfield, NC.
  2. St. Stevens Baptist Church of Goldsboro, NC.
  3. Hickory View Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, NC
  4. And is the pastor/ founder of the Light of Peace Missionary Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, NC

In 2005 our pastor received his Doctor of Divinity degree from the Eastern Carolina Christian College & Seminary in the city of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. God blessed him so much that in August 2006 our pastor was consecrated as a Bishop from the Believers in Christ Empowerment Fellowship under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Robert L. Gorham pastor of the Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Wilson, NC.

Bishop Lonnie Braswell has been truly blessed. He also had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Israel to spread the good news of Christ. He is the husband of Rev. Dr. Mildred W. Braswell.

To all of the above, what he is today and ever hopes to be, Bishop Braswell humbly gives HIS LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST ALL THE HONOR, THE GLORY AND THE PRAISE!