Alonzo Jr. was born on October 14, 1975 and raised in Clinton, MD by his parents Alonzo Sr. (from Marbury, AL) and Cynthia Brown (from Tampa, FL). He came to the south to attend college at Alabama State University (ASU) where Holy Spirit awakened him through a street preacher as a freshmen on the football team. He later became involved in the Campus Outreach (CO) ministry there where he met Antoinette Green, from Montgomery, AL. They married in December 1998 and two weeks later he joined the CO staff targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He served as a campus minister for 10+ years, 2 at ASU and 8 at Tuskegee University. God used this ministry to help Alonzo train students to share the forgiveness of Christ and model Christ-likeness in relationships through word and deed. It was also during this time that he received a clear call from the Lord to “feed His sheep”. In 2009, Alonzo joined the staff of Common Ground Montgomery, a ministry to K-12 children in the Washington Park neighborhood. While there, he mentored and discipled junior high school boys, built relationships with men and women in the neighborhood, and held a bible study for men in a neighborhood barbershop. Washington Park is an under-resourced community in the “bad” part of town. Nevertheless, God is working there and His message of hope and restoration is one that Alonzo is eager to preach as he serves both the body of Christ at Strong Tower and the Washington Park neighborhood. He and Antoinette have 3 children: Alaiyah, Alonzo III, and Ayden.