Meet Andre Bernier’s Hometown Hero!

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CLEVELAND -- Pastor Randy Brown breathes life into families with each hug, helping hand and encouraging word, which is why Fox 8 Meteorologist Andre Bernier chose him as his Hometown Hero.

“The ones who you spend your life with, the ones who you share your dreams with, the ones who you share your heart with, is that family.  So family is important today, and I see it deteriorating so bad.  So that’s why I have such a passion for it,” Pastor Brown said of his work.

He puts his passion into practice at the City Mission on Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland.

“Our goal in City Mission is we’re not trying to be the answer for the whole city, we’re just trying to do our part,” Pastor Brown said.  “We want to be contributors to restoring the family, restoring the values and pointing them back to the originator, Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Brown is the family outreach manager for a branch of the Mission called ‘Pathways.’

He works with more than 600 families as he oversees the after-school program, family night and other activities, all designed to strengthen the families of the community.

“What I’ve learned over the years, is when you have nobody else, when it’s all said and done, that family is that one that’s pretty much in (your) corner,” Pastor Brown shared.

And what Pastor Brown has shown over the past five years at the Mission is that he’s in everyone’s corner.

“If I can just help one family at a time, that’s all, turn one family around at a time, I felt that I’ve done what God has called me to do,” he explained.

Pastor Brown has a family of his own with a wife and three daughters.