W2C Chaplain Advisor
Chaplain (Major) Russ Brown was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the USAR in 1984, but left uniformed service in 1990 to enter ministry as a church pastor.
After serving churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, Rev. Brown returned to the US Army as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) in 2006. With the PAARNG, Chaplain Brown deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Most recently, he served as the Senior Chaplain in RCNorth in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Known for his concern for Soldiers and their families, Chaplain Brown was a popular speaker at Strong Bond and Yellow Ribbon events within the PAARNG and since 2013 serves as a Chaplain Advisor to W2C and program developer.
Chaplain & Mrs. Brown celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in 2020 and enjoy the company of their three children and twelve grandchildren.
Chaplain Brown earned his Master of Divinity from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Ball State University (IN) and teaches high school English in the Brownsville (PA) Area School District.