Reverend Annette L. Brown
Reverend Annette L. Brown is the daughter of Mr. Stanley Hall and the late Odessa Hall of Baltimore, Maryland. Even at an early age, her parents instilled in her a desire to attend church every Sunday. As such, Reverend Brown attended the Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church and ultimately gave her life to Christ at the age of 7.
Reverend Brown is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. After graduating from Southern High School, Reverend Brown attended and graduated from Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Maryland, receiving her Associates in Arts Degree. She continued her quest for education and attended and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Coppin State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English: Communications Print and Broadcast Journalism. Reverend Brown reeived many collegiate awards including induction into the Sigma Delta English Honor Society; member, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society; nominated Who's Who; recognition as an All American Scholar; and recognized on the National Dean's Publication for outstanding honors. In addition, she has completed course work at Payne Theological Seminary in Ohio.
Reverend Brown was formerly employed for 31 years as a Paralegal for the Baltimore City Department of Law. In addition to her duties as a paralegal, she served as "Wellness Champion" on the Mayor's Ten-Year Financial Plan. In this capacity, she assisted in developing procedures in an effort to help persons meet various health and fitness levels and to guide them to a fitness lifestyle.
Reverend Brown's desire to bring spiritual health and wellness to both women and men, regardless of age, has ignited her passion and purpose for Evangelism where she developed a curriculum that empowers, equips and encourages all people to take hold of Christ's mandate, to "go ye therefore, teaching all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:18-20).
Reverend Brown is not only concerned about the spiritual needs of God's people, but the physical health as well according to 3 John 1:2, "Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit." (NLT) As such, she uses her ministry gift as a life Coach to reach people both spiritually and physically while using her training and expertise as a certified Master/Personal Trainer, Aerobics Instructor and Sports Nutritionist to bring hope and health to all those who God allows in her training stewardship thus helping them develop a level of fitness regardless of health, state or status. She is owner and operator of her own Fitness Studio - Shapes & Curves by Design. Moreover she has achieved a lifetime accomplishment as a Weight Watchers member. In this capacity, as an Ambassador, Leader and Personal Coach, she has used her experiences to mentor and motivate women and men to change their behavior and relationship with food forever.
Reverend Brown is the spiritual daughter of Dr. Frank M. Reid, III and was ordained Itinerate Deacon in April 2006. While at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, Maryland, Reverend Brown served in many capacities including, Personal and Executive Assistant and Armorbearer to the First Lady, Executive Administrative Assistant to Dr. Reid, New Members' Instructor, Assistant Media Director, Administrator and Teacher for "Women's Only Bible Study," Women's Day Co-Chair, Trustee, Hospitality, Ministry of Helps, Dance Ministry and as Chair for revivals and conferences.
As First Lady at Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, Salisbury, Maryland and Bethel A.M.E. Church, Port Deposit, Maryland, Rev. Brown served in many capacities including: Assistant to the Pastor, Administrator, Media Director, Minister to Women, Chair, Women's Season, New Members' and Sunday School Instructor, Facilitator for Women Only Bible Studies, as well as Women on the Go (W.O.G.), a Bible Study for working women, Usher, Hospitality, and as Chair for Revivals, including "Revolution Explosion" which hosted hundreds of people encompassing the lower and upper shores, Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
As First Lady and Minister at Wright's AME Church where she served for ten (10) years, Reverend Brown served as Assistant to the Pastor; Church Administrator; and Editor and Proofreader of the Monthly Newsletter and Prayer Journal. She oversaw the Tech Ministry which included overseeing the development and construction of state of the art studio and video equipment. She served as Minister to the Women's Ministry, including development of Women of Worth Ministry (W.O.W.); Sisters Who Adore God (SWAG and SWAG2 Ministries); Spirit Filled, Transformation, Yielding, Liberating, Edifying, Sanctifying Ministry (STYLES); and birthed the Intercessory Prayer Ministry which included Saturday and Weekly Prayer; and the Evangelism Ministry which included ACE = Accessions, Conversions and Evangelism curriculum. She was appointed by the County Executive of Cecil County to serve on the Commission for Women, and she currently serves as Vice President and Acting Secretary on the Board of Director for the Elkton Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. (the first colored school for African Americans in Cecil County, Maryland).
And now, Reverend Brown is excited, delighted and counts it a pleasure, privilege and joy that God has blessed her to serve as Minister and First Lady to the beautiful people of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Silver Spring, Maryland. To God be all the glory!
Moreover, Reverend Brown cherishes her roles as Woman, Wife and Mother. She honors and celebrates her 35-years of marriage with her soul mate, the love of her life, wonderful and handsome husband Pastor R. Kevin Brown, Sr. She also treasures her very special relationships with her sons Kevin Jr. (37) and Devin (33) and her beautiful daugher-in-love Grace Brown.
Above all, Reverend Brown loves serving the Lord with gladness. Anyone who knows her knows she LOVES praising and worshipping the Lord. One of her favorite scriptures is "let everything that has breath, praise ye the Lord." (Psalm 150:6).
After all is said and done, if one should ask Lady Brown what is the greatest thing that has ever happened to her? She would say, "I am redeemed."