Reverend Brackins is the eldest son Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Lucy Brackins, born December 21st, 1955. He is a native of Houston, Texas, and a preaching son of the True Light Baptist Church of Houston, Texas. He is married to Mrs. Pamela Doreen Brackins; they are the proud parents of three daughters and one son. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for One Church One Child Inc. of the Dallas, Fort Worth region. He also serves as the Assistant Treasurer for B. E. L. A. (The Black Ecumenical Leadership Alliance). He is the Coordinator for the Tent Revival of the National Baptist Convention of America Inc., International.
Reverend Brackins accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in December of 1973, at the tender age of seventeen. He 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 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 30 vibrant, and need meeting Ministries since her beginning. The Church offers an outreach center called, “Garments and Groceries from Grace.” This outreach center opened in August of 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 3 Phases of a 2.8 million dollar Church campus which rest 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 building project was completed in just 6 years, while retiring over 1.2 million dollars of the debt in the process.
In April of 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. He 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.