Apostle Henry Brown, Sr. is the pastor and visionary of Mt. Calvary Church in Greenville, NC. He is appointed and equipped with a cutting edge, 21st century anointing. Apostle Brown is a sought out evangelist and has traveled extensively across the country singing and preaching the gospel.
CHILDHOOD: Apostle Henry Brown, Sr. was born to the late Deaconess Hallie M. Brown and the late Deacon Ulysses M. Brown. He is the 4th of seven siblings. Apostle Brown was born in the city of Baltimore, Maryland where he lived until June 1977. He was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1977. Apostle Brown grew up in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. It was there that he was trained and began his spiritual development under the leadership of Reverend W.L. Greene and Reverend B. Jessie. As a part of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church he attended Sunday School and was a member of the following ministries: Jr. Male Chorus, Jr. Ushers, and the O.J.C’s Inspirational Choir where served as assistant director.
FAMILY: Apostle Brown is married to the former Carlethea Walker of Baltimore, Maryland. They were joined in matrimony on November 3, 1977. She is a committed and dedicated partner who faithfully supports his work in the ministry. She stands by his side and serves in the ministry as the help meet that God has ordained her to be. To this union, God blessed them with three children: Henry M. Brown Jr., Antonio L. Brown, and Nacelia R. Brown. They have eleven adorable grandchildren: Khaziah, Kaylon, Zyon, Demi, Denim, Harmony, and Henry M. Brown, III.
MILITARY CAREER: He joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 19 and served his country for 23 1/2 years. He completed his basic training in Paris Island, South Carolina. After basic training he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. His service to his country consisted of three tours at Camp Lejeune; one tour for training in San Diego, California, one tour with an extension in Cleveland, Ohio (for recruiting duty), one tour in Japan, one tour in Quantico, Virginia and his final tour at New River Air Station where he retired as a Provost Sergeant of the Military Police Department at the rank of Master Sergeant. During his Marine Corps career he received numerous awards for doing exemplary work.
EDUCATION: Apostle Brown graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore, Maryland and completed numerous counseling courses at North Carolina Coastal Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. While enrolled in San Diego Community College, he took classes dealing with public speaking and sales. He also attended Community College in Texas where he was trained in crisis management. Additionally, he took some general studies courses at Pitt Community College and some satellite courses offered by Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans.
Apostle Brown attained his Doctorate in Leadership and Counseling from Mt. Calvary Bible College in June 2012.
MINISTRY FELLOWSHIPS: His military travels afforded him the opportunity to fellowship with several ministries where he gleamed much knowledge and served in various ministerial capacities. The ministries include Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, Starlight Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, Gospel Hour in Japan, Gospel Outreach in Korea, First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina, St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church in Richlands, North Carolina, Freewill Chapel Church in Pollocksville, North Carolina, and Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville, North Carolina.
MINISTRY ASSIGNMENTS: Apostle Brown received his first Christian elevation and consecration when he was appointed a Junior Deacon in the early 1980’s at Starlight Baptist Church. He was ordained a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1987. After receiving the call to the gospel ministry in 1983, he accepted his call to preach God’s word in 1988 and he was licensed by First Baptist Church. Free Will Chapel called him to the Pastorate in 1990. In addition to pastoring, Bishop Brown was appointed and served three years as District Elder of District Union #5 where the motto was “#5 is Alive”. His subsequent pastoral assignments were at Blooming Hill Free Will Baptist Church and now at Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church where he serves as Senior Pastor.
BISHOPRIC: On November 2, 2003, Apostle Brown was consecrated as Bishop and Chief overseer of Mt. Calvary Church. A new ministry was birthed out his loins entitled Mt. Sinai Christian Center. It is located in Richlands, NC, and its theme is “Serving God by Serving God’s People”. His bishopric also consisted of being one of the founding fathers of K.E.F.C.P.P (Kingdom Empowerment Fellowship of Covenant Pastors & People), where he served as its Vice Bishop and now as the Presiding Prelate. Also, he served as the Presiding Bishop of the Old Original Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. for a short period of time. Additionally, Apostle Brown served as the Southern Regional Bishop of the Believers in Christ Fellowship Inc. Apostle Henry Brown, Sr., is a member of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors (KACP) where Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Sr. is the Presiding Bishop and he is a member of the Joint College of Bishops in Cleveland, Ohio, where Bishop JD Ellis serves as Chairman. APOSTLESHIP: On November 2, 2019, Apostle Brown was Affirmed as Apostle of the K.E.F.C.P.P.
Apostle Brown’s desire is to “wear out, instead of rust out doing the will of God.” With all his accolades, he is most proud to say that he is a “Child of God” and admonishes others to follow him as he follows Christ!