Bishop Theodore Brown, son of the Late Elder Willie Brown Sr. & Missionary Mabel Brown, is the seventh of eleven children, he is a native Floridian and resident of Hernando county Florida. He is a man of integrity and service. He has come up through the ranks of ministry, serving in every capacity from Sunday school teacher to the position he holds today, President General of the Churches of the Living God, International.
Bishop Brown was educated in the Hernando county public school system, graduated salutatorian of Moton High school class of 1958. He matriculated in St. Augustine’s college, Raleigh, North Carolina in 1961, where he obtained a professional Bachelor of Art degree in Education. He also completed further study at the University of South Florida and St. Leo University in Mathematics.
Prior to entering the ministry he was an Educator, teaching school on all levels, Moton High and Elementary schools, Hernando High school and Parrott Middle school, amassing 20 years in the education arena. He culminated his teaching career in 1985 and exchanged his math books for full –time ministry.
Bishop Brown has served as pastor of Hernando, Church of the Living God, Hernando, Florida and Josephine St. Church of the Living God, Brooksville, Florida, serving 30 years in the pastorate. He has held various positions within the church on the local, state and national level. He retired from the pastorate in 2004. He has faithfully served the church in the capacity of Overseer of Churches of the Living God in the Florida Gulf and Georgia diocese, and as General Treasurer of Churches of Churches of the Living God International.
He has served, not only his own community, but, has answered the call of the “great Commission to “Go ye therefore into all the world…”
Bishop Brown has served on the Mission in Jamaica, West Indies, Ghana, West Africa and Trinidad West Indies.
His community contributions include Co-Founder of Minister-Layman Alliance of Hernando County, Co-Founder of Concerned Citizens Alliance of Brooksville, Florida, Life member of NAACP, Ministerial Support to “Community Gospel Hour” Radio program, Kennedy Park Little League program supporter, community mentor and school volunteer.
Previous awards include; Hernando county Black Educator Caucus Award for community service, Point of View Production, Inc. Outstanding Bishop Award, Minister-Layman Alliance Leadership in Community Award, Josephine Street Church of the Living God Commitment and Service Award, Pearl Grant Memorial Foreign Mission Service Award, President General Church of the Living God Dedicated Service Award.
Bishop Brown has been married for 44 years to the former Gladys M. Powell . They have four adult children; Theodore II and wife Crystal, Anthony and wife Teresa, Nathaniel and wife Janea, Angelena and husband Dominique. And seven handsome and beautiful grand children Theodore III, Ejessica, Marabbi, Arielle, Moriah, Jordan and Joshua and one great grandchild Zalaya.