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Dean & Marilyn Braxton Bio's

Dean & Marilyn Braxton are licensed ministers through their By His Word Christian Center, in Tacoma, Washington. They have been married for 27 years and have six children. By His Word sends them out as evangelists throughout the United States, and they share their testimony of heaven is like and how Marilyn pressed in with prayer that brought Dean Back to life.

Their experience has given others much life and hope along with a great sense of how much God loves us.

Dean A. Braxton Bio

For 35 years Dean worked in churches as a senior and assistant Pastor, broad member, youth leader, Life Skill Pastor and other jobs as needed. During that time he has learned a great deal about ministry within the local community church.

He has delivered a number of teachings and sermons to as few as 5 people to as many as 3,000 people. He has been on Christian TV and Radio stations sharing about Christian principles that can be applied to everyday life. He has developed Life skill groups for local churches. Dean has counseled and instructed parenting class. He has also been able to use his civil and military job skills to serve people in the church family. 

King County Superior Court employed him as a Juvenile Drug Court/Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative (CDDA) Program Manager. He was a member of the senior management team for the King County Superior Juvenile County System.

Dean Braxton has worked as a Program/Project Manager II for King County's Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Service Division. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Chemical Dependency, Human Relations and Equal Opportunity Superintendent after 20 years of services. In the past, Dean has been a Director for an inpatient treatment/transitional-housing program, a Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for King County, and a Chemical Dependency Coordinator for two outpatient youth treatment programs. He has helped train over 400 parents in parenting skills and given over 1,000 training presentations dealing with subjects addressing human service issues. He was a trainer of trainers for the United States government's Parent/Adult Volunteers Working with Youth Program, and with King County's Recovery Assistant Substance Abuse Program. He has coordinated three prevention treatment family conferences, and has been on television and radio discussing subjects concerning human service issues. He helped develop a number of model programs that have been funded by the U.S. government, King County and private industries. Dean Braxton has been on many committees representing Washington State, King County, and many cities.

Marilyn S. Braxton Bio

Over the past 27 years Marilyn has worked in the churches as an Associated Pastor, and Minister of Music, as well as other positions as needed. During that time she has learned a great deal about ministry within the local community church. She has delivered a number of teachings to many people, and songs to thousands within the church and the community. Marilyn has been on Christian Radio talking about Christian principles applied to everyday life as well. She has song at many weddings.

She has worked as an Activity Assistant with the elderly and worked in the medical field for the past 34 years in a number of positions including Certified Nurses Aide, Endoscopy Technician, Adult Family Home Manger, Physical Therapy Aide Home and Health Care Aide

Marilyn Braxton has helped train over 400 parents in parenting skills as a Parent Education Coordinator Recognized by the City of Federal Way for promoting a strong community through citywide parenting training. In doing so Marilyn's primary responsibilities were to supervise parenting training for parents throughout Federal Way.

The Gateway International Ministry Resource Center
1165 W. Ironwood Drive
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

~ No Charge
~ Sorry - No child care will be provided
~ There will be freewill offerings received periodically throughout gathering

Event Line: 208.665.5784

Fax Line: 208.667.0739



Driving Directions


East on I-90:

Take Exit 11 and at the light make a right turn. Immediately make your way over into the left lane of the next light (Ironwood Drive). Turn left and enter at The Gateway sign on your left. (Next to Center Partners)

West on I-90:

Take Exit 11 and at the light make a left turn. Cross over the interstate and at the second light (Ironwood Drive), make a left turn. On Ironwood Drive, enter at The Gateway sign on your left. (Next to Center Partners)


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