Larry G. Brown, Sr

TruthP1@aol.com

Larry G. Brown, Sr. was raised in Chicago, IL and attended Healing Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC) where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He received the call to the ministry while serving in Saudi Arabia during the 1990 Persian Gulf War and preached his first sermon on February 23, 1997 in Albany, GA and was licensed by Superintendent John F. Thomas, Sr. God kept Minister Brown through his military service and in October 1997, Minister Brown retired from the United States Marine Corps and moved to Woodbridge, VA. Shortly thereafter, while continuing in the path that God had created for him, Minister Brown was ordained as an Elder by the late Overseer Patricia A. Pringle, founder of Evangelistic Deliverance Ministries Inc., of Havre de Grace, MD in 1998.

Then Elder Brown began conducting services in his home in January 2000 and was installed by Overseer Pringle as Pastor of the Spirit of Truth Deliverance Church (SOTDC) on Saturday, April 29, 2000. In August 2007, Pastor and First Lady Brown returned to the COGIC under Superintendent Thomas's leadership, Albany District of the Western Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Their service to God continued in strength and humility and in July 2010, the Western Georgia Jurisdictional Prelate, (the late) Honorable Bishop Henderson Spivey appointed Pastor Brown as Superintendent of the newly formed Apostolic Fire District headquartered in Northern Virginia. On December 6, 2014, the district (SOTDC and Perfected Praise Ministries COGIC) joined the Virginia Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop G. Wesley Hardy's Sr.

 

In June 2017, after much prayer and introspection, Superintendent Brown followed the direction of God and disbanded the Apostolic Fire District to focus on the growth of SOTDC. In July 2017, SOTDC joined the Richmond South District under Superintendent Alfred L. Nicholson, Administrative Assistant to Bishop Hardy. In August 2019, Pastor Brown elevated to the Apostleship by Chief Apostle Jerry Taylor of the Apostolic Kingdom Network headquartered in Chicago, IL.

 

Apostle Brown holds an Associate’s degree in Theology, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, and a Mast Master’s degree in Divinity, and serves as a teacher-preacher, community organizer, and crusader for Jesus Christ. He is committed to growing the Kingdom of God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) as the Co-Founder and Senior Pastor of SOTDC, visionary for the Heart 4 The Community Initiative, and the Presiding Prelate of the Apostolic Fire Fellowship. Supporting Apostle Brown in his Christian journey is his wife, Prophetess Geneice (Fondren) Brown and their two children, daughter Berkys and son Larry Jr.

Larry G. Brown, Sr. was raised in Chicago, IL, and attended Healing Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC) where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He received the call to the ministry while serving in Saudi Arabia during the 1990 Persian Gulf War and preached his first sermon on February 23, 1997, in Albany, GA, and was licensed by Superintendent John F. Thomas, Sr. God kept Minister Brown through his military service, and in October 1997, Minister Brown retired from the United States Marine Corps and moved to Woodbridge, VA. Shortly thereafter, while continuing in the path that God had created for him, Minister Brown was ordained as an Elder by the late Overseer Patricia A. Pringle, founder of Evangelistic Deliverance Ministries Inc., of Havre de Grace, MD in 1998.

 

Then Elder Brown began conducting services in his home in January 2000 and was installed by (the late) Overseer Patricia A. Pringle as Pastor of the Spirit of Truth Deliverance Church (SOTDC) on Saturday, April 29, 2000. In August 2007, Pastor and First Lady Brown returned to the COGIC under Superintendent Thomas's leadership, Albany District of the Western Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Their service to God continued in strength and humility and in July 2010, Western Georgia Jurisdictional Prelate, (the late) Honorable Bishop Henderson Spivey appointed Pastor Brown as Superintendent of the newly formed Apostolic Fire District headquartered in Northern Virginia. On December 6, 2014, the district (SOTDC and Perfected Praise Ministries COGIC) joined the Virginia Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop G. Wesley Hardy's Sr.

 

In June 2017, after much prayer and introspection, Superintendent Brown followed the direction of God and disbanded the Apostolic Fire District to focus on the growth of SOTDC. In July 2017, SOTDC joined the Richmond South District under Superintendent Alfred L. Nicholson, Administrative Assistant to Bishop Hardy. In August 2019, Pastor Brown elevated to the Apostleship by Chief Apostle Jerry Taylor of the Apostolic Kingdom Network headquartered in Chicago, IL.

 

Apostle Brown holds an Associate’s degree in Theology, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, and a Master’s degree in Divinity, and serves as a teacher-preacher, community organizer, and crusader for Jesus Christ. He is committed to growing the Kingdom of God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) as the Co-Founder and Senior Pastor of SOTDC, visionary for the Heart 4 The Community Initiative, and the Presiding Prelate of the Apostolic Fire Fellowship. 

 

Supporting Apostle Brown in his Christian journey is his wife, Prophetess Geneice (Fondren) Brown and their two children, daughter Berkys and son Larry Jr.