Rev. Terry Brown
Terry Brown is a graduate of the Course of Study from Appalachian Local Pastors School in Barbourville, KY. He heard God’s call at 21 after being discharged from the Navy and was led to teach Jr. High Sunday School. It was at Valley UM in Conneautville where he and his wife Kathy both taught and served as youth leaders. He spent 30 years leading youth to Christ, then eight years teaching the over 65 class. For many years he served as a Certified Lay Speaker and filled the pulpit in many churches in the Crawford County area.
Terry and his wife Kathy have been married 50 years, with two grown children, and five grandsons. Their daughter is the pianist at Lake Pleasant UM and their son served as pastor at Hydetown. They have always worked as a team in ministry, serving part of that time at Meadville Medical Center in the Stepping Stones program as volunteer counselors to families of alcoholics and drug addicts. Terry has served as a Scout Master, as a Fireman, Fire Police, and EMT. He sang as a lead in Yesterday’s Sound Barbershop chorus and the MBRRS quartet as well as the tree topper in Conneaut Lake Trinity UM living Christmas tree. While pastoring at Enterprise he was a cook at the Titusville Food Pantry. He is retired after 41 years as a Master Electrician from Meadville Forging. Have reached mandatory retirement age, Terry will gain the status of a retired local pastor, but will continue to serve in this new appointment as a part-time retired local pastor.
Terry and Kathy have served at Diamond UM, Diamond/Enterprise charge, and the New Ireland/Lake Pleasant charge. They are excited to have been called to serve by pastoring the Wattsburg/Phillipsville charge.
Laura joined the congregation at 12 years old when her family became members of the Wattsburg United Methodist Church where they still attend. Although life has taken her into another church in her new community she has come back to serve as secretary for the charge in which she grew up.