Larry G. Brown, Sr
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 is married to Prophetess Geneice (Fondren) Brown; they have two children, daughter Berkys and son Larry Jr. 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.
Larry Brown retired from the United States Marine Corps and moved to Woodbridge, VA in October 1997 and was ordained an Elder by the late honorable Overseer Patricia A. Pringle, founder of Evangelistic Deliverance Ministries Inc., of Havre de Grace, MD in 1998. Pastor Brown began conducting services in their home in January 2000. Soon thereafter Overseer Pringle installed Pastor Brown and First Lady Brown of Spirit of Truth Deliverance Church. SOTDC held its first official service in a facility on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000.
During August 2007, Pastor and First Lady Brown returned to the COGIC under Superintendent Thomas's leadership, Albany District of the Western Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. During 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 (AFD) headquartered in Northern Virginia. During December 2014, the AFD (SOTDC and Perfected Praise Ministries (PPM)) joined the Virginia Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under Bishop G. Wesley Hardy's leadership, Sr.
In June 2017, after much prayer and introspection, Superintendent Brown 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 was recognized and elevated to the Apostleship by Chief Apostle Jerry Taylor of the Apostolic Kingdom Network headquarter in Chicago, IL.
Apostle Brown now serves as a teacher-preacher, community organizer, and soul-winner for Jesus Christ. He is committed to leading many souls to Christ as the founder and Senior Pastor of SOTDC, Founding Visionary, and President of the Heart 4 The Community Initiative (H4TCI) (established in April 2017). The H4TCI has blossomed and grown under the leadership and participation of its four directors who work together to accomplish its following:
Mission: To engage and inform the community through planned events, social media programs, and the proclamation of the Gospel consistently and effectively. https://h4tci.org/
Vision: To be and speak the example of Jesus Christ by being integrated into several areas of community support and activities; to be a well-established, well connected, credible connection between the needs of the community and the resources that supply the help.
Additionally, Apostle Brown is the Presiding Prelate of the Apostolic Fire Fellowship (established in 2019) provides a spiritual covering for churches in the U.S. and several overseas countries.