Baptist and Reflector
NEWPORT — Horace Brown, director of missions for East Tennessee Baptist Association in Cocke County for the past 11 years, died Jan. 1. He was 79.
A native of Sweetwater, Brown celebrated 61 years in the ministry last October. In addition to his current position, he served as pastor of 18 churches in South Carolina and Tennessee. Many of his pastorates were in a bivocational role. He retired after 33 years of teaching in the Monroe and Blount County school systems.
Brown was active in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, having served on both the convention’s Committee on Boards and Committee on Credentials.
Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, expressed appreciation for Brown’s ministry.
“Horace Brown and his sweet wife, Pat, have been the dynamic duo of the East Tennessee Baptist Association for years. Bro. Horace was a kindhearted gentleman who epitomized Christ-centered servant leadership,” he observed.
“He was a great encourager to me personally,” Davis added. ‘I loved Bro. Horace and will miss him deeply.”
Brown was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Wilson Brown. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat Davis Brown, four children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. B&R —Brown was featured in the Baptist and Reflector on his 60th anniversary in 2019. View the story at https://baptistandreflector.org/60-years-of-ministry-and-still-going-strong/#more-14590.