Pastor Ken & Kathy Brown
A Message From Our Pastor
My name is Ken Brown! I am pleased to be your next appointed pastor to your charge.
to start off with, I am 58 years old and was raised in the Mountaintop area of Luzerne County. I am married to my wife, Kathy, for 18 years and we have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. My children live in the states of Montana and Pennsylvania. My wife works from home as a customer service representative for Empower, which used to be called Prudential Retirements. Kathy has an extensive background with financial and retirement systems and currently holds a Series 7 license. We also have a dog named Bandit and a cat named Wednesday.
I have been a pastor for 23 years, 20 of those within the United Methodist Church. I have seerved the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston, PA as an associate pastor; the Maple Grove charge in Sweet Valley/Pikes Creek, PA as pator; the Richfield charge in Richfield, PA as pastor; the Noxen charge in Noxen, PA as pastor; and now your charge. I have been involved with Kairos Prison Ministry at the Waymart SCI prison and the Allenwood FCC prion systems. My wife, Kathy, and I are also involved with the Emmaus community.
For leisure time, I like to ride my Harley Davidson motorcycle and read. I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I love spending time watching crime shows on television too!
I have a diverse background in employment. I graduated from high school with a degree in welding and got hired immediately out of school. I entered the U.S. Air Force in 1984 as a security police officer and was assigned bases in Rome, NY; San Antonio, TX; Camp Bullas, TX; Little Rock, AR; Kusan AB, Republic of South Korea; and Charleston, SC. After being discharged in SC, I began emplyment as a city police officer in the town of North Charleston, SC, where I worked as a motorcycle traffic officer for 5 years. I then moved back to PA to be closer to family and was employed by Air Products and Chemicals as a welder, then promoted to production supervisor. I later moved to prcess engineering, where my charrer changed again with my call to ministry.
When God called me to be a pastor, I knew that I found my life's purpose and have enjoyed every minute of this lefe ever since. God is so wonderful, loving, and faithful to His promises that I do not doubt his call on my life. I look forward to continuing to live out my call to pastor with you.
On a "wow" note, my mother grew up in this area and was a member of the Windfall Church. Her maiden name was Judity Shoemaker, and she was a resident of Granville Summit. There are still some family members living in this area today. I already feel a connection to all of you, because I don't believe in coincidences. God has designed this time for all of us.
On behalf of my family, I want to express my joy in moving to your churches/charge. God is doing something new, and I am excited to be doing it with you!
In Christian love,
Pastor Ken and Kathy Brown