Cecil L Brown
Cecil L. Brown was born in Cogar, OK, on June 13, 1933. Pastor Brown married Charlene Lancaster on December 21, 1951. They were married for 55 years, until her passing on December 8, 2007.
Cecil Brown served in the Army from April 1953 – April 1955. He was stationed at Fort Chaffee, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
After the military he became a minister for the Assemblies of God. He evangelized for several years before becoming a pastor. He pastored at Fort Smith Assembly of God, Guthrie Assembly of God, and Comanche Assembly of God. He was the Senior Pastor at Southwest/Abundant Life in OKC for over 25 years.
Brother and Sister Brown led dozens of trips to Israel and visited numerous other countries. He was always happy to tell you that they had perfect attendance in Sunday School for fifty years.
He was honored in 2008 for 50 years as an Assembly of God minister. Our Pastor Brown could be described as a “Prince among men.” He walked with class, his shoulders straight, no matter how he felt, or the situation. He greeted everyone with a smile and a handshake, or until recently, a fist bump.
He has sat through many a surgery for family and church members and made a million, maybe more, hospital visits during his lifetime. We do not know how many children he dedicated, how many people he baptized, how many weddings he performed, or how many funerals he preached. He was a man of character – someone who was the same at church, as he was outside of church. He has made a mark on so many lives, his legacy lives on.
Brother Brown received his heavenly reward on December 11, 2020
Used by permission of Bethesda Church, OKC. The Browns had no children.