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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 Geneice (Fondren) Brown; they have a daughter, Berkys, and a son, Larry G. Brown Jr. 

Larry's calling to ministry was realized while he was deployed in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War in 1990. He preached his initial sermon on February 23, 1997, in Albany, Georgia, after which Superintendent John F. Thomas, Sr. officially licensed him for ministry. Following his retirement from the United States Marine Corps, Larry relocated to Woodbridge, Virginia, in October 1997. A year later, in 1998, he was ordained as an Elder by Overseer Patricia A. Pringle, the founder of Evangelistic Deliverance Ministries Inc., located in Havre de Grace, Maryland.


In January 2000, Larry, along with his wife and children, began to host worship services in their home. This initiative led to the formal establishment of the Spirit of Truth Deliverance Church (SOTDC), with Overseer Pringle officiating the installation of Larry as Pastor and his wife as First Lady. Family and friends gathered for SOTDC’s first official service in a dedicated facility on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000, marking a significant milestone in their ministry journey.

In August 2007, the Browns returned to the COGIC under the leadership of Superintendent Thomas, Albany District, Western Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. In July 2010, the Western Georgia Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Henderson Spivey, appointed Pastor Brown as Superintendent of the newly formed Apostolic Fire District (AFD) headquartered in Northern Virginia. In 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 the leadership of Superintendent Alfred L. Nicholson, Administrative Assistant to Bishop Hardy. In August 2019, Superintendent Brown was elevated to the Apostleship by Chief Apostle Jerry Taylor of the Apostolic Kingdom Network headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Apostle Brown, a dedicated teacher and deliverance preacher, co-founder, and co-pastor of SOTDC, has significantly contributed to spiritual growth and community cohesion. In April 2017, he launched the Heart 4 The Community Initiative to meet community needs and uplift spirits. As the Presiding Prelate of the Apostolic Fire Fellowship International since 2019, he offers spiritual mentorship and oversight to a network of churches in the U.S. and internationally, demonstrating his commitment to spreading faith and uniting believers.




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