Bishop Kim W. Brown is the senior pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, affectionately known as The Mount, which has locations in Chesapeake, Virginia and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. As Pastor, he brings creative and innovative vision and takes an “out of the box” approach to ministry, which appeals to all cultures and age groups. Since his tenure with The Mount, which began in 1990, he has watched the congregation grow from 75 to over 8,000 with evidence of continued growth.
Bishop Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Norfolk State University. His academic preparation for the Gospel included a Master of Divinity degree, received in 1991, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree, received in 1998, from Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
As a result of his servant attitude, respect in the community and willingness to be used outside the four walls of the church, Bishop Brown has developed close relationships with highly respected ministry and political leaders locally and nationally. In 2004, he was appointed to the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Board of Authority, and, in 2008, he was named Chairman. He is the author of the best selling book, Marriage Talk.
Bishop Brown has been married to Elder Valerie Kay Brown since 1989 and God has blessed them with two children, James and Kimberly.
Bishop believes that God has called for him and his wife to work together in ministry. Their commitment to fruitful, life-changing and evolving ministry has enabled them to birth their own ministry, K.W. Brown International Ministries, Inc.
Bishop Brown is determined to fulfill the call God placed on his life through obedience to HIS commands. For Deuteronomy 11:26 says, “Today, I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse! For you will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today.”