Bishop Melvin Brown

Bishop Melvin L. Brown is the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of Praise Worship and Family Center, Lorain, Ohio, where he has served for the past 17 years. With over 26 years in the pastorate, and nearly four decades in the ministry, Bishop Melvin Brown has enjoyed a prolific career, and chooses not to cease his quests of continual progression spiritually, vocationally, and personally. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, and is currently in pursuit of a master’s degree.

In 1974, he was baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost, called to the ministry in 1976, and ordained in 1978 under the pastorate of the late District Elder Ralph M. Byrd in Canton, Ohio. He is a faithful and dedicated member of the Ohio District Council, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., Zanesville, Ohio, where he presently serves as Vice-Chairman, and is a member of the Board of Directors. He has also served as Assistant Treasurer, and officer on the Credentials Committee.

He has demonstrated his God-given gifts, talents, and winning souls for Christ from the inception of the ministry. A visionary, and a believer in the significance of stewardship, upon coming to the Cathedral of Praise, Bishop Melvin Brown added a multi-function facility and 10 classrooms on two floors to the existing edifice. Under his leadership, the church has purchased a beauty salon and a carwash, and continues to maintain a 10 bedroom short stay facility.

Bishop Brown is known for his uncompromising integrity in teaching and preaching the Word of God. As an evangelist, he has travelled extensively throughout the United States, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. A 21st century preacher, he puts special emphasis on a spirit of excellence in ministry. A favorite scripture is “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel. His messages are life changing, relatable to this present generation, and inspirational.

He has served on the Ohio State Board of Battered Wives, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Parish Nursing for Community Health Partners Hospital of Lorain, Ohio. He is licensed by the State of Ohio as a health and life insurance agent.

Bishop Melvin Brown is married to his life partner, Lady Rosalee Brown. Together, they have two sons, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.




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