Dr. Mel Brown’s credentials include serving as pastor of churches in Arkansas (McCormick Baptist Church, East Side Baptist Church of Trumann, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and Sulphur Springs Baptist Church) and serving on the staff of Tarrant Baptist Association in Ft. Worth, Texas as Director of Jail and Hospital Ministries.
As an active member of First Baptist Church of Conroe, Brown serves as a Sunday School teacher and has served on a number of committees (Personnel, Finance, Missions, Legal, and Missional Pathways).
Brown has served as an adjunct faculty member in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Religious Education, The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, and Prairie View A&M University’s College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology.
His academic credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy degree (major: Adult Education; minor: Psychology) from The University of North Texas, Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Arts (Religion) from Ouachita Baptist University, completing graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School and in Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington, and completing one year of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Texas Department of Corrections.
He has also completed coaching courses offered by Corporate Coach University, Coaching4Clergy, and The John Maxwell Company. Brown is a John Maxwell Team certified coach, trainer and speaker.
Brown has served on numerous boards and committees within the community including the Board of Trustees for Conroe Independent School District from 2003 to 2015.