401 College Ave. Bluefield, West Virginia, 24701
Trinity United Methodist Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
A Place for All People

Pastor Brent Brown

 
Reverend Brent L. Brown graduated from Richwood High School in Richwood, WV in 1973.  He graduated with a BA Degree in History from Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA in 1978.  He also obtained his teaching certification for the state of Virginia.  After working at SMR Technologies in Fenwick, WV for approximately 10 years, he felt the call to ministry and decided to attend seminary.  Rev. Brown graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1993 with a Master of Divinity degree in theology.  While attending Emory University, Rev. Brown served his first appointment at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Social Circle, GA.  Following his graduation, he was appointed to the Nicholas Charge in Summersville, WV where he served until 1998.  He was ordained as a deacon in 1993 and as an elder in 1995 through the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Rev. Brown was next appointed to the Mullen's United Methodist Church in Mullens, WV where he served from 1998-2001.  He was then appointed to Greenview United Methodist Church in Bluefield, WV where he served until 2011.  Rev. Brown has currently been serving at Lindside United Methodist Church in Lindside, WV.
 
Rev. Brown has served as Parish Coordinator for the Summersville Cooperative Parish and the Wyoming County Cooperative Parish.  He has also served on various ministry Boards including " Hands of Hope" and "Volunteers in Mission."  Rev. Brown has also served on the Board of Glenwood Park Retirement Village and the Board for the Southern District Lay Speaking School.  Furthermore, he has led mission teams locally and abroad (Russia and Hungary).
 
Rev. Brown has been married for approximately 38 years.  His wife (Deborah) is a Behavioral Health therapist at Princeton Community Hospital.  He has two sons, Brad and Cody.  Brad and his wife (Cassie) live in Morgantown, WV where they are raising two year old Jaxson.  His younger son, Cody works in Princeton and still lives at home.  Rev. Brown especially enjoys "storytelling", drinking coffee and being a grandfather.  He is excited to be appointed to Bland Street and Trinity United Methodist Churches.