Pastor A. Wendell Brown, Jr.
The Lord's Servant
Pastor A. Wendell Brown, Jr. is born the eldest son of Mary (Lyle) and Albert Wendell Brown, Sr. At the tender age of 11-years old, he recognized the importance of an authentic relationship with God. As a result, he surrendered his life to the Lord while attending Kennedy Street Church of God in Christ (COGIC) under the leadership of Father Lewis J. Hall. During his adolescent years, he was judged as a “different child” because the hand of God was [and still is] up on his life. He was relentlessly active in worship services and programs on the district, state, and national levels.
A dedicated servant of the Lord, Pastor Brown has worked in the ministry in many capacities, i.e. District Sunday School Superintendent, Assistant State Sunday School Superintendent, and is currently serving within 1st Jurisdiction of Indiana as the Leadership Conference Chairman and as an Administrative Assistant to Bishop Mark H. Blade. In 2003, as Elder Brown, he was appointed Pastor of Grace Memorial COGIC, concurrently, as Elder Milton L Hall, Jr. was appointed Senior Pastor. While serving faithfully in the position of “Grace,” the verdict of the Lord was proclaimed, in March 2009, that Pastor Brown shall flee the desert and spare the flock from scattering. Under the directive of the Holy Spirit, his obedience to this declaration was [and is] the key to the Kingdom Principles of God being manifested in the founding of Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ.
In 1980, Pastor Brown married his childhood sweetheart, Tarita A. Wilson, who is a virtuous woman, an exceptional wife, a devoted mother, a fiery missionary, and a faithful First Lady. To this union, three unique and handsome sons were birthed: A. Wendell III, Quentin, and Kyle. Through their 33 years of covenant marriage, God has been [and still is] the guiding power of his family. An educated man of faith and perseverance, Pastor Brown was conferred an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, respectively. Additionally, he is employed at Delphi Corporation as a Global Supply Management Leader and is a Mathematics Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College.