Redemption Church is a relatively new church in Portland with a lean leadership team working hard to meet the needs of our growing congregation and our community.

It is a pleasure of our staff to serve the spiritual and administrative needs of our people. As our church grows, we will add elders and deacons to our ministry team. Elders provide oversight and spiritual care for our church family. Deacons specialize in specific areas of practical service.


TheBrownsVergil Brown

Lead Pastor

Vergil has served in pastoral ministry since 2007. He is a student of the Word and delights in serving the Lord’s church. Vergil and Kelsey Brown have been married since 2005. Together they have four children: Olive, Lincoln, CoCo, Georgia. Vergil and Kelsey met at Northwest University, where they each earned ministry degrees. Vergil also studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


BrandieBrandie Alberti

Music Director

Brandie loves Jesus and is devoted to leading God's people in worship through music. Brandie has actively ministered through song in Portland for many years. She is passionate about building up the church through music. Brandie and Andre have been married since 2018, and together they are the parents of three wonderful boys.


Cosper-HannahHannah Steele

Ministry Director

Hannah is from Snohomish, Washington. She moved to Chicago in 2008 and stayed in Chicagoland until 2018, when she moved to Portland to pursue church ministry. Hannah studied at Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, where she earned degrees in Biblical studies, Women’s Ministry, and Christian Formation. Hannah has served in various ministry roles, including student ministry and women’s ministry, and she is very excited about being part of the growing Redemption Church family. Hannah married Trevor Steele in 2021, and they love being part of our church family as they are in a new season of marriage together.