Lee Brown

Hi, my name is Lee Brown. I am a husband to my middle school sweetheart, Kara, and father to our daughter Avery and son Emory. If I’m not studying and teaching the Bible you can find me with my family, outdoors hiking, kayaking, strung up in a hammock or in a coffeeshop reading a book while listening to a variety of instrumental tunes.

I have had the honor of serving full time as a pastor for over a decade now and I have been eagerly teaching the Bible since I was 15 years old. You’re never too young to start! In 2016 I graduated with a B.S. in Ministerial Leadership via Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. A few years later, in 2020 I would graduate with an M.A. in Biblical Exposition from Liberty University located in Lynchburg, Virginia.

I’ve never been too good at selecting a favorite Bible verse because I don’t know how too choose just one! There’s so many good ones. Most often when someone asks me I just hand them the entire Bible and tell them open to any page!

I’d have to say that one particular text that has captivated my heart is Philippians 1:20 where Paul is proclaiming that the sole motivation of his life and even death is to glorify Christ! That’s truly the cry of my heart, to glorify Christ. Another is Ecclesiastes 12:13 in which the author declares the sole purpose of the human life is to learn to fear the Lord! These two verses energize me with purpose and cause me to remain focused on running this race well.

Testimony of Lee Brown

I was blessed and highly fortunate that God placed me in a home that feared the Lord. I was raised in a home that feared the Lord. My parents equipped me in the Word and taught me the importance of ministry. However, when I was growing up I lost track of my priorities and values in the Lord. I lost focus on keeping His presence and on the Fear of the Lord as the focus of my life. I began to chase ministry and I began to chase theology. Those are good but when you chase those things minus the nearness of the Lord you quickly become a modern day Pharisee.

My testimony isn’t one that is the story of being freed from drugs or a sinful lifestyle. Instead, the Lord freed me from being a Pharisee. I say that because, though I was zealous for the Lord, I was also very hard of heart. I was prideful and I was not walking in love. I was what Paul referred to as a “clanging cymbal.” Like Paul, I was zealous for ministry but in my hot headed pursuit for Christ I actually missed out on becoming more LIKE Jesus. Today I am more interested in producing the fruit of the Spirit in my life than any other measure of success. The Pharisees should have been the least likely to miss the messiah, yet they were the ones who killed Him. I am so thankful the Lord freed me and has shown me the true way to live and walk in line with Him.