Pastor Charlie & Diane Brown
Diane and I were married in 1985 and have two adult children and four grandchildren. We lived in Chesapeake Beach for twenty-five years. We both served actively at Bayside Baptist Church and in 2000 I was ordained for the purpose of full time pastoral ministry to students. I graduated from Washington Bible College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies & Youth Ministry. I became the Associate Pastor at Dunkirk Baptist Church in 2007 where Diane and I served for almost eight years. Diane has been an educator for nineteen years. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Education. She loves the challenge of educating the next generation.
After several years of serving in urban environments with students Diane and I began to sense a distinct call to plant a church family in the City. The challenge for us became which city? We served with students in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Nashville TN, and Asheville NC. After several trips to multiple cities to prayer walk we began to sense the very real call to Baltimore MD. Every time we prayer walked in Baltimore we ended up on Greenmount Avenue in East Baltimore. We immediately sensed a real love for the people and a burden to come and share the hope of the Gospel and our lives with this community. We are home!