Jerome B. Brown was born on March 29, 1952 to the parents of Maggie Brown and Boston Robinson in Blair, SC. He had one sibling, a brother. Jerome felt called to the ministry at an early age and began teaching adult Sunday school classes at the age of 14. He graduated McCorrey High School in 1970. Upon graduating he worked as an inspector at the turkey plant for three years and in logging for another three years.
Jerome began Bishops College in Dallas, TX and was ordained in 1970 at St. Matthew’s Baptist Church. He then went to Gethesame Baptist Church as the Director of Christian Education at the same time he was attending college. He continued his college education as an exchange student in Moravia, Liberia during the years of 1974-1978.
When he returned to the United States Jerome pastured the Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Chicago, IL for fourteen years. After leaving there, he worked with the Urban League and was the Director of Training and Employment. He served on the Board of the United Way and was the Director of Programs to Nonprofits.
His ministry led him to Minneapolis, MN where he Pastored the Greater Friendship Church for fifteen years. While in Minnesota, he received a Masters of Business Administration in Nonprofits. He worked with Project Africa . In Frog Town Action and Alliance he worked as Director of Jobs and Training. During this time in St. Paul he worked as a consultant to nonprofits and development with the St. Paul, Minneapolis Foundation. He served on the National Board of Urban League and was on the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Urban League.
Upon leaving Minnesota and moving to Chicago, Jerome became the second Vice President of Sunday School and Training for the National Baptist USA and Inc. He was the Associate Dean of the Chicago Baptist Institute of Church Leadership.
Mr. Brown returned to his home state of South Carolina and served as the Pastor for three years at the Old Macedonia Baptist Church in Orangeburg. He currently is an Associate Pastor with the Ecumenical Church and has his own company, Loyality Monumental.