We at Solomon Temple Ministries strive to be a church that is wholeheartedly and unequivocally Bible-based.
- We shall usher in the Spirit of the Lord in worship where everyone can experience a warm friendly atmosphere, with inspirational music and songs, and teaching that is engaging and true to the meaning of the scriptures.
- We are dedicated to equipping our members for discipleship and Christian service to spread the word of the Lord.
- We envision assisting our community with food and clothing for those in need. We are furthering this effort by establishing a food pantry and preparing and delivering meals to members and non-members in the community.
The mission of Solomon Temple Ministries is to be a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and seeking the salvation of others as led by and through the powers of the Holy Spirit, developing toward full Christian maturity through exalting our Savior in worship, equipping the saints in discipleship, evangelizing the sinner through witness, and elevating society through missions and the ministry of reconciliation.
Solomon Temple Baptist Church was started on December 6, 1950, in the home of Deacon and Sister Wes Jackson in the city of West Pittsburg, California now known as the city of Bay Point in Contra Costa County. There have been many pastors, members and several locations of the church since it started. In February 1967 the church called Rev. P. N. Sumpter as their Pastor. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit and his visionary leadership the church membership grew tremendously and a new church was constructed at our current location at 655 California avenue, Pittsburg.
On April 17, 2008 Rev. Victor S. Brice was called to Pastor Solomon Temple. Pastor Brice is a dynamic leader and is committed to serve the ministry as God commands.
In April 2008, God placed Victor S. Brice into the position of Chief Under-Shepherd of Solomon Temple Ministries of Pittsburg, California. Pastor Victor’s whole life has been shaped by many Christian experiences. He was the third out of seven children born to Mary and James Brice. His parents knew that Victor had a special calling on his life. Years later, they would discover that Victor would be the first out of seven siblings (5 boys and 2 girls) to confess his calling to the gospel ministry. He was born into a preaching dynasty-his father, 4 uncles, 6 great uncles, two aunts and a preaching grandfather (Daddy “T”) who exposed him to a wealth of ecclesiastical examples.
Pastor Victor is especially proud of being a husband and father of three. Pastor Victor and his wife, Tara, married in 1984. Theirs has been a model marriage. Pastor Victor is a licensed contractor. He successfully constructed a multi-million dollar tenant improvement project in the San Francisco financial district. Pastor Victor is a builder of building as well as a builder of baptized believers.
Prior to God placing Pastor Victor at Solomon Temple Ministries, he served as an Associate Pastor at People’s Baptist Church, in Oakland, California where his brother, Larry Brice, is the Senior Pastor.
Pastor Victor is a devoted and passionate servant of the Lord. He loves to interact with God’s people. He is committed to the principle that the ministry is WORD based. Through his visionary leadership at Solomon Temple Ministries he has casted a 21st century ministry that is spiritually based with dynamic teaching, powerful preaching, and outstanding praise and worship. He believes that the core of the church is those who hunger for the word. Pastor Victor’s teaching and preaching are driven by the word of God and he preaches the word of God with such power, authority, and conviction that it changes the lives of all who hears him.
Pastor Victor Brice is very proud of his wife Arlene(Tara), his eldest son Victor Jr. daughter Victoria, and his youngest son Vincent.
Staff and Leadership Team
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Pastor/Sheperd - Rev. V. S. Brice
Church Administrative Lead - Sister Leslie Jones
Church Management Organization (CMO) - Sister Eva Phelps
Church Business Manager - Sister Sara Edmond
Pastor's Administrative Assistant - Sister Taunita Trotter
Senior Ministry Advisor - Deacon William Trotter
Deacon Board Chairman -Deacon William Trotter
Assistant to the Pastor -Rev. Samuel S. Brice