BISHOP DR. LEO C. BROWN JR., Washington StateChurch of God in Christ Jurisdictional Prelate
Bishop Leo C. Brown, Jr. is a genuine man after God's heart. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of the True Vine Community Church of God in Christ. Bishop Brown was born and reared in Washington D.C., along with three other siblings. He was educated in the Washington D.C. school system where he received his high school diploma. In 1961 he came to Washington State with his family while serving in the military. Although he grew up in a christian home, he fell away from the church. Later he was reclaimed at a Holy Ghost Revival at the former Emmanuel Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop R. E. Altheimer. He served faithfully in the capacities as a lay person, a deacon, a Minister, and an Elder. After a series of life changing events and while driving in the mountains of Montana he was lead by the Holy Ghost to start a church. At that time The Lord gave him his mission and the name True Vine. He has faithfully served for over 42 years. Since then he has experience many trials and tribulations, but God has seen him through them all. Bishop Brown has served as District Superintendent and Administrative Assistant in the local Jurisdiction. He has also served in many national capacities in the Church of God in Christ. He was selected by our Presiding Prelate, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. and elevated to the office of Jurisdictional Bishop and just recently Regional Bishop to 7 states.
He is a preachers preacher, many individuals travel to gain insight and wisdom from this great man. He has proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 5o years. Many churches have been birthed from his ministry, to date well over 20 throughout the United States. Not only has Bishop Brown served the church he has been very active in the local community and state government.
Bishop Brown has earned B.A. in Public Administration from Evergreen College in Washington State and been bestowed upon a honorary Doctorates Degree in Theology.
He is known is known for being an avid fisherman in his spare time. Bishop Brown is a family man, a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is married to the lovely, Dr. Patricia J. Brown.
*Notable Accomplishments Include: 1968 Founded the McNeil Island and Purdy Prison Ministries 1968 Co-Founded “Operation Longthrust”, summer youth camp program 1972 Founded the Progress House Association 1975 Founded True Vine Church of God in Christ 1975 Co-Founded the Barbara J. Brown Manor for Senior Citizens 1982 February 6th proclaimed, “Dr. Leo C. Brown Jr. Day’ by the Governor of Washington State, Mayor of Tacoma, and the Pierce County Executive . 1990 Appointed Superintendent of the Puget Sound District 1994 Appointed Chairman of the Board of Superintendents for the Washington State Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. 2007 Appointed the 2nd Administrative Assistant to the Bishop T.L. Westbrook, DD. 2014 Appointed Jurisdictional Prelate Bishop to the Washington State Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ 2017 Appointed Regional Bishop to seven States and Jurisdictions
*Please note these are just a few of our Pastor's accomplishments