Meet Our Leaders

We are a friendly group of believers. Our humble leaders have been working in ministry for many years, and they bring with them the ability to preach, to lead, to inspire and to care for the people of God without condescension or hidden agenda.


Dr. Thomas E. Keys, Jr., Th.D. Founder/Lead Pastor

Thomas E. Keys, Jr. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary, his Master’s Degree from Andersonville Baptist Seminary, and his Doctorate of Theology from Christian Bible College of Louisiana. 


He was the Sr. Pastor of Greater Bright Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana for 15 years.  He is the founding Sr. Pastor of the Greater Bright Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral which is now known as the Restoration Centre located in Bossier City, Louisiana.


He has authored 3 books, “Hip Pocket Wisdom for Young Preachers”, “Forgiveness”, and “A Biblical View of Homosexuality”.


He is the Chief Apostle of “Five Fold Fellowship,” and apostolically covers churches in Bossier City, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Canton, Mississippi; Liberty, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; and New Orleans, Louisiana.


Apostle Keys also serves as 1st Assistant to Apostle Gary W. Raby and the United Independent Churches, Incorporated.


He is happily married to Simone Harris Keys who serves as his Co-Pastor.  They are blessed with three beautiful children Thomas Eugene Keys, III, and ninety five days a part twins Timothy Enoch Keys, and Celeste Rebecca Keys.

Elder Simone H. Keys Co-Pastor

Co-Pastor Simone H. Keys is a native of New Orleans, LA, the daughter of Joseph and Johnnie Harris and sister of Joseph Harris and Robert Price.

On May 27, 2022, she retired after teaching 34 wonderful years in the Orleans, Bossier,
and Caddo Parish Schools as an English Teacher.

She has been married to Pastor Thomas E. Keys, Jr. for 33 years, and is the proud
mother of Thomas III including her blessings Symphony Davis Keys, Aria, and Lyra and
her twins, Timothy and Celeste Keys.

Co-Pastor Keys has worked in ministry all of her life.  She was baptized at Rosedale
Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.  Later at Greater Bright Morning Star, she
was installed with Pastor Keys as the First Lady in 1990 and has been at his side from
the first day of his pastorate.  She was ordained and appointed Co-Pastor on

March 21, 2004. 

She is also the First Lady of Five Fold Fellowship, Inc. under the covering of Chief
Apostle Thomas E. Keys, Jr. and Restoration Centre International Ministries. 
She also the ministers through Women of Worth Women’s Ministry, Tuesday Morning Prayer, Saturday WOW Prayer Talks, WOW Book Talks and Worshipcizing. 

She is a loving and caring woman of God, who walks with Pastor and serves the people of God.

Pastor Colleen K. Johnson Executive Pastor Bossier City, LA

Colleen Angela Keys Johnson was born in New Orleans, La., to Horace and Lorena McDonald Keys.  She is the sister of Horace L. Keys, Felictia Keys Morrow and the late Thomas. E. Keys, Sr.  She was married to the late Stanley Johnson and is the proud mother of Stanley Johnson, Jr. and Janelle Marie Johnson.


Colleen was baptized at Rosedale M.B.C. Oct. 1964 at the age of 12.  In 1984 she literally heard the voice of God say, “YOU ARE GOING THE WRONG WAY”.  After many years of doing things her way and realizing just going to church every Sunday was not enough, she yearned for a deeper relationship with Christ and in 1995, she joined Franklin Ave. Baptist Church and totally surrendered her life to Christ at a Women's Conference.


Seeing a need in the community she grew up in, Colleen joined Greater Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in New Orleans, La. in January 2000.  Remembering her training at Rosedale, Franklin Ave, and recalling the story about her maternal grandmother speaking and evangelizing at different churches, she realized it was all training ground for the greater work and purposed God had called her to do.  It was then that she accepted her call into the preaching ministry in 2000 and was licensed in 2002 and ordained in 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Thomas E. Keys, Jr.


She is presently a member of The School of the Prophets, Women of Worth, Director of Single, Saved and Sanctified Singles Ministry and serves as the 1st Assistant to Pastor Thomas E. Keys, Jr. as well as Site Pastor of Restoration Centre Bossier.


She is employed by Amistad Communication 1300 AM KSYB Radio as a programmer and On-Air Personality as the Midday Messenger.


The scripture that speaks to Colleen and constantly gives her comfort and direction is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart , and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”


Her favorite songs are “I Love You (Lord Today)” , “Blessed Assurance” and “I Surrender All”

Pastor Candy Vanise Brown Lead Pastor Restoration Centre Shreveport

Candy Vanise Brown

was born on October 10, 1963, a native of Minden, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Jeremiah Green and Mattie (Green) Chappell. She is the third born of five daughters: Cheryl, Cynthia, Melanie, and Jerri. She is married to Lawrence Brown, and they reside in Bossier City, Louisiana. They have seven children which includes one daughter, two nieces, one nephew, and three daughters through marriage. They have twelve grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

In 2015, she retired from the United States Air Force Reserves with over 33 years of military service with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and 10 years as a Federal Civil Service employee.

She received an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management/Personnel Management (1998) and an Associate Degree in Information Management (2004) from Community College of the Air Force as well as a Bachelor of Art Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University (2001).

Candy Brown has been a member of Restoration Centre International Ministries in Bossier City since 2014. She was licensed to minister in 2017 and ordained in 2019 by Chief Apostle Thomas E. Keys, Jr. of Five Fold Fellowship, Inc., and Restoration Centre International Ministries Bossier. She is the 1st Assistant to Co-Pastor Simone Harris Keys, and she serves on the Executive Council and Intercessory Prayer Ministry. She along with her husband are Co-Directors of the Kings and Queens Couples Ministry for Restoration Centre Bossier and Five Fold Fellowship, Inc.

Prior to 2014, Candy Brown served as Director of Singled Out for Righteousness Singles Ministry for eight years at New Creation Family Church in Shreveport.

Pastor Candy Brown loves the Lord and loves His people. She is a personable woman of God who is passionate about connecting people with God and encouraging believers to live out their faith. She is anointed to share the true Word of God to all who will listen, saved and unsaved.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, seeing others being blessed, and practicing Tai Chi Chinese martial art. 


Her life scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths”.

"Restoring Broken Lives"

Restoration  Centre  International Ministries


Bossier City

Restoration Centre Bossier

3200 Schuler Drive

Bossier City, LA 71112


New Orleans

Restoration Centre New Orleans:

Greater Bright Morning Star

4253 Dale Street 

New Orleans, La.  70126



Restoring Broken Lives

Outreach Ministry

1505 Abbie Street

Shreveport, LA 71103


Houston, TX


League City


Gentilly, LA



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