Originally from Holdenville Oklahoma, Reverend Robert B Brown (nickname “RB") was born 6 August 1954, the tenth child of thirteen children to Deacon Willie and Missionary Sister Estella Brown who are both deceased. He is the youngest of four boys and has nine sisters. He also has eight half-brothers and sisters. He graduated in 1973 from Holdenville High School with honors with the Outstanding Student Award, All Conference Player of the Year for Basketball. He also lettered in Baseball and Track. He was a four year member of the High School Special Chorus, “The Star Duster”. During his school years was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church, Pastor Edward Warrior. He started participating with the Deacons in leading devotion at age ten. He accepted Christ at age eleven and was baptized on 12 June 1966. At age fifteen he was Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and became the Superintendent at age seventeen and President of the Baptist Training Union (BTU). He was also Sunday School Teacher for the Junior Class and taught on occasion at Wednesday Night Bible Study. Min. Brown also sung with the Youth Choir at his church.
After graduating High School he moved to Newton KS, and worked until February 1974 when he joined the United States Air Force on 12 February 1974. Throughout his military career he was stationed at eight different military installations; five in the United States from Northwest, to Mid-West, East Coast, to Northeast and three overseas military installations from the Philippines, to European bases in Sicily and the Netherlands. At every duty station Rev. Brown joined the Chapel Choirs, as well as community choirs and was Choir Director at four of his duty station as well forming Gospel Quartets. He made it to the highest level of the Air Force talent shows competition three tmes, “The United States Air Force Tops in Blue Competition”. He also played varsity sports in Basketball, Track, Fast Pitch Softball, as well coached Varsity Women Slow-pitch Softball.
On 1 March 1994, after serving 20 years in the United State Air Force he retired with the rank of Technical Sergeant (E-6), and is a service connected disabled veteran. Rev. Brown has had 30 bodily surgeries partly while in the military and after retiring from the military. Rev. Brown has had C- Spine surgery, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis surgery, Spinal Fusion, Total Right Hip, Total Left Knee, Left Hand and Arm Nerve surgery, Left Shoulder surgery, just to name a few. He was honored with the Department of the Air Force Commendation Medal for his distinguished meritorious service as a Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for his exceptional knowledge, experience, and total devotion to the mission enabling the Wing to successfully deploy hundreds of personal and numerous tons of cargo in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
He moved to Marietta GA in June of 1996 and became a member of Zion Baptist Church on 22 September 1996. He served as an Associate Minister of Zion Baptist Church in Marietta GA under the Pasturage of the Rev/Doc. Harris T. Travis. On 23 September 2007 he announced his call to minister at Zion Baptist Church and 24 November 2013 he was ordained to Reverend. While at Zion he has taught Sunday School Class for boy's 6th – 8th grades, tutored math for 1st through 6th graders, and also has taught Wednesday Night Family Bible Study Class. He has also been a member of the Zion Male Chorus and Mass Choir. Minister Brown is the writer and author of the book “A Journal of Spiritual Restoration in the Middle East”. He wrote the book while he lived and worked in the Middle East as a civilian contractor for the United States Government in support of the Iraq War from March 2004 to March 2005. On 19 September 2019 Rev. Brown moved to his now present home in Shawnee Oklahoma. There is just so much more to the live of Rev. Brown but the most important thing to him, and to remember about him, is his consistent desire to help advance the Kingdom of God.
Founder of Estella Ministries Foundation