Jeffrey Brown was born of Jamaican parents in England, and graduated from Newbold College (BA) and Andrews University (MDiv, PhD Religious Education, family life and counseling emphasis). He has served as a pastor in Canada, as Bermuda Conference president and family ministries director, as director of the Bradford Cleveland Brooks Leadership Center at Oakwood University, and as editor of Family Life, a publication of the Adventist Association of Family Life Professionals. He now serves as associate editor of Ministry and associate secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association.
Jeffrey has 12 years of international experience. He served in the Trans-European Division as pastor, family ministries director, and director of Pastoral Studies at Newbold College; worked as a school counselor for University College Birmingham and a relationships counselor for National Relate; and in the West-Central Africa Division as a student missionary teacher in Agona-Ashanti, Ghana.
He is married to Pattiejean née McMahon from Bermuda, a behavioral scientist and author of What On Earth Am I Doing? Leadership Lessons for Clergy Spouses. Jeffrey has authored Single and Gifted, and together they have authored Total Marriage, A Guide To Parenting, and The Love Seasons. They are blessed with two children, Kristle and Jamel.
Jeffrey is a Certified Family Life Educator. He and Pattiejean are qualified premarital counseling and marriage enrichment administrators with Prepare-Enrich, and have ministered in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. They are the 2017 recipients of the General Conference Family Ministries Spalding Medallion for Distinguished Service.
- Associate Editor, Ministry Magazine
- Theological Education
- Ministerial Preparation
- Training of pastors and elders