Dallas Police Chief David Brown: ‘A Strong, Christian Man who Relies on his Faith to Get Through Each Day’ (Gospel Light Minute #216)
He is the chief of the Dallas, Texas Police Department since 2010. He holds degrees from Dallas Baptist University, Amberton University, and the FBI National Academy, and is certified by the State of Texas as a master peace officer and a police instructor. He has been praised for his efforts to reform the police department to reduce violent confrontations between police officers and the community.
While he is an intensely private person, he is a dynamic leader as was evidenced in recent tragic events in Dallas with the shooting of five police officers. Anna Hill, president of the Dolphins Heights Neighborhood Association in Dallas, said “He takes his job seriously. He takes community seriously. If we have a problem in our neighborhood and we contact him, he answers.
Former Lancaster Police Chief Keith Humphrey said about him during a time of personal tragedy surrounding his own son, “He was very humble. You know, he never made any excuses for his son. He’s a strong, Christian man, and so he relies on his faith to get through each day, and that was demonstrated during the whole incident…It’s not about him, it’s about others. He is an amazing leader. What you see is what you get on TV. He’s not putting on an act, and he’s definitely not performing for the media. He cares.”
His pastor, Dr. Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, said, “He believes in bedrock Christian doctrine — faithful submission to God’s plan followed by an eternal reward. He sees his job as a “divine assignment” and brings a Biblical perspective to all his decision-making. He doesn’t compartmentalize his personal life and his professional life — he brings the same awareness of God to both. And he’s been able to keep leading the department despite his son’s death, through repeated calls for his ouster from his own officers, and now, this ambush. That’s because he has a “faith comfort level” that God has a reason for making things happen — even horrific things. There are innocent people who suffer for the wrong that people do. How God calculates that, I don’t know. All I do know is that nothing happens by chance. He sees himself as a representative of good fighting evil. That’s what keeps him grounded during tragedies and crises.”
His name is David Brown.
This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me. Just as David Brown gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!