Bishop Melvin Brown
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.