Pastor Richard S. Brown, Jr. has served as pastor of the Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN since October, 1996. Before coming to Payne Avenue, he served as pastor of the St. John Baptist Church in Knoxville for eight years. Pastor Brown is third generation preacher following in the footsteps of both his grandfather and father. He served as assistant to his father Pastor R. S. Brown, Sr., at Bethel Baptist Church in Alcoa, TN. He has also worked as a Control Analyst for the Tennesee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN. Pastor Brown was born in Birmingham, AL. After the family moved to Alcoa, TN in 1974, he completed secondary education in the Alcoa School System. Pastor Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has also done course work at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.
Pastor Brown is married to Kirktenia, and they are the parents of three children: Christina, Jessica, and Richard, III.
HIS AFFILIATIONS INCLUDE:
Moderator - Knoxville District Baptist Association Vice President - Eastern Region TBM&E State Convention
Former Vice President - Eastern Region Congress TBM&E State Convention
Board Member - Alzheimer's Tennessee
Advisory Council - Alzheimer's/Dementia
Past Member of Pastoral Advisory Committee -
Former Board of Directors - Compassion Coalition