Bishop Kim W. Brown

Bishop Kim W. Brown is a distinguished leader and the Presiding Prelate of The Mount Global Fellowship of Churches, a thriving organization spanning six campuses in Virginia (Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Western Branch) and one in North Carolina (Elizabeth City). With over 33 years of dedicated service as the Senior Site Pastor of the Chesapeake campus, Bishop Brown has exhibited remarkable vision and an innovative approach to ministry, resonating with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and age groups. Since joining The Mount as Senior Pastor of the Chesapeake location in 1990, he has been instrumental in overseeing its growth from a congregation of 75 to over 15,000 members, setting a trajectory for continued expansion and spiritual enrichment.

Bishop Brown's academic journey includes earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Norfolk State University, followed by theological studies culminating in a Master of Divinity degree in 1991 and a Doctorate of Ministry degree in 1998 from the prestigious Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Beyond his pastoral duties, Bishop Brown has cultivated meaningful relationships with influential community and political leaders, earning him appointments to esteemed positions such as a member of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Board of Authority, a position he held from 2008 to 2021, and served as Chairman from 2009-2010 and 2019-2021. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Interfaith Chapel was dedicated in honor of Bishop and Elder Valerie Brown in 2023.

His exemplary leadership and commitment to service has earned Bishop Brown numerous accolades, including being named Chesapeake's First Citizen in 2017 and receiving the esteemed Men for Hope Trailblazer Award. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for Norfolk State University and is recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. Additionally, Bishop Brown is an accomplished author, with best-selling titles such as "Marriage Talk," "Creating Pastures," and "Boiling Our Children" to his credit.

Bishop Brown's partnership with Elder Valerie K. Brown, whom he married in 1989, extends beyond their personal relationship to a shared commitment to impactful ministry and family values. Together, they are blessed with two children, Pastor James "LJay" Brown and Dr. Kimberly Williams, as well as cherished in-laws, Dr. Keshia Brown and Linwood Williams, Jr., and adored grandchildren James Emmanuel, Jaxon Emory, Kennedy Nicole, and Kaylyn Noelle. Their joint vision for transformative ministry has led to the establishment of K.W. Brown International Ministries, Inc., dedicated to fostering spiritual growth and empowerment.

Grounded in his unwavering obedience to divine calling, Bishop Brown remains steadfast in his mission, guided by the profound words of Deuteronomy 11:26: "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."

Elder Valerie K. Brown

Dr. Valerie Kay Brown is affectionately known by partners of "The Mount" as Elder
Valerie. Now serving as the Executive Pastor, she was ordained an Elder of
Administration and licensed to preach the gospel in 2002, and ordained as a
Minister of the Gospel in 2009.

Elder Valerie brings a wealth of academic and practical knowledge to the position
in which she holds. Elder Val­erie's financial and administrative education and
professional training is an asset to Mount Lebanon and the body of Christ at large.
Her academic preparation includes a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from
Virginia State Uni­versity and a Doctorate in Management degree from The
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, Ohio.

Elder Valerie K. Brown is committed in her mandate to stand beside her husband
and assist him in all that God has planned for him in his ministerial journey. She
joyfully serves in this capacity. As a co-laborer in the gospel, she is gifted with the
ability to teach God's word with a plain, simple, practical approach illustrated with
every day life experiences which is easily understood by all.

Elder Valerie has authored three books: "The Mis-Education of the Christian: Your
Guide to Financial Freedom" and 'What's in a Title: A New Leadership Paradigm':
and her latest book that has everyone talking, "You Can't Do What" She is the
proud mother of two children Pastor James "LJay" Brown and Dr. Kimberly
Williams, daughter in-love Dr. Keshia Brown, son in-love, Linwood Williams, Jr.,
two grandsons, James Emmanuel and Jaxon Emory, and two
granddaughters, Kennedy Nicole and Kaylyn Noelle.