Pastor Joseph Brown was born in 1983, the son of Pastor and Mrs. Larry Brown. He was raised in a Christian home from the time he was an infant. He grew up attending the Marion Avenue Baptist Church. Joseph was saved at the age of six and during his Junior year of high school he surrendered to God’s calling to preach.
After graduating from High school, he attended Oklahoma Baptist College. Upon entering his second year of college he enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College where he would complete his Bachelor of Science Degree in May of 2006. Soon after he graduated from college he was ordained into the ministry as a preacher of the gospel.
Joseph joined the staff at Marion Avenue while attending college. He served as our Assistant Pastor for seven years. Joseph’s father, Pastor Larry Brown, resigned the pastorate to go into full time evangelism in March of 2011. In July of 2011, the church membership overwhelmingly voted Joseph in as our new pastor. Pastor Joseph has a vision for Southeast Iowa, and for the world. In addition to the pastorate, He is the founder of the Our Time Youth Conference which reaches hundreds of young people for Christ. He has a tremendous burden for the next generation. We are thrilled that God led him to this ministry.
Pastor Joseph Brown and his wife Charity have one son, Aaron and one daughter, Hannah.