Bishop Charles Edward Brown, I
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Biography Of Bishop Charles E. Brown, I
Bishop Charles E. Brown desires no accolades for himself even though many have referred to him as one of
the greatest preachers and teachers of his day. He is recognized throughout the Body of Christ for his charismatic
personality and genuine insight that has been a blessing to the Body of Christ.
Bishop Brown is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana . He entered the ministry at the tender age of four. He has
consistently preached for the last four decades. He has birthed many sons in the gospel who now pastor thriving
He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975; Master of
Divinity Degree, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979; Honorary Degree, Crenshaw Christian
School of Ministry, Los Angeles, California, 1988; and enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry Program, Oral Roberts
University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1987.
He has serves in innumerable capacities;
Pastor, Full Gospel Church of God in Christ, New Orleans, 1979; Pastor, Full Gospel Ministries - Northshore,
Slidell, Louisiana, 1995; First Administrative Assistant, Greater New Orleans Jurisdiction of Louisiana,
Church of God in Christ; Board of Directors Member, Fellowship of Inner-City Word of Faith Ministry
(FICWFM), Dr. Frederick Price, Founder; Deputy Chief of Staff for the Presiding Bishop's Office, Chairman of
Certification and Credentials Commission of Church of God in Christ, International; Chaplain of the New Orleans Police
Department (Office of Supt. Edwin P. Compass III) and Spiritual Consultant to Mayor Ray Nagin. Also, Bishop Brown was
named in International Who's Who of Professionals, 1999. He also serves as a Board Member of Save Africa's Children
headed by Bishop Charles E. Blake.
Bishop Brown has preached to thousands at conferences and conventions, and led numerous seminars and
leadership trainings. He has organized youth explosions across the country and many young people have been
saved, delivered, filled with the Holy Spirit as well as received the calling of God for their lives in these meetings.
Because of his leadership, Full Gospel Church of God in Christ was named as one of seventeen most excellent
congregations in America in a book written by University of North Carolina Pastoral Division.
Bishop Brown has several tape series that are in demand, "The Abundant Life", "Where Is the Cloud", "God's
Gifted Church", "This is My Jubilee", and more. His books include "Can We All Just Get Along", "The Work of
the Ministry", and "The Leader's Handbook" (job descriptions for over 70 ministries).
Bishop Brown's lovely wife, Connie, whom we affectionately calls "Lady C" who works alongside him in ministry
as well as their children, Charles II, his wife Marcia, Dawn, Chad, and Tiffany, her husband Matthew Ratleff. All
serve vital roles in the music and fine arts ministry. He presently has three grandsons, Donté Brown, Charles
Brown, III & Matthew Ratliff, Jr., and five granddaughters, Parris, Asia, Christina, Destiny and Rayjon.
Biblical Personalities: (besides Jesus): Joshua (Old Testament) & Peter (New Testament).
Books: The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren; One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
Room of the House: The Family Room
Childhood Heroes: (beside his parents): Martin L. King, Jr., Bishop F. D. Washington
Food: Soul Food; Cajun Cuisine
Family Traditions: Sunday Afternoon Dinner, Summer Vacations
Movies: The Godfather
Hobbies: Video & DVD Collections
On Ministry: The part of the ministry dearest to his heart is the local church. He believes in equipping, spirit,

soul empowering and releasing the church to reach the community. He presents a gospel ministry for the whole

man, and body.
Greatest Passion: Live a life of peace, joy and righteousness, and help others develop themselves in ministry.
Gauge of Success: Family Stability, Financial Freedom, Church Growth and Anointing.
Mentors: His father- the late Supt. Jerry Brown, his uncle, Bishop Lindell Brown, Bishop G. E. Patterson,

Bishop Charles E. Blake and Dr. Fred Price.

Outlook on the Future: "Promising"
Life Motto: "If you are faithful to God, God will be faithful to you."



"If You Be Faithful To God, God Will Be Faithful To You."