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Conrad “Buster” Brown

Conrad “Buster” Brown is Senior Pastor of East Cooper Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, SC

Pastor Brown was born in Yadkinville, North Carolina, (population 1,300) on November 7, 1953.  After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from The Citadel in 1976 with a B.A., History.  He then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, from 1978 to 1982 and earned my M.Div. in 1981.  While there, he lived in Denton, Texas, and married Sara Marxen on June 27, 1980.  They now have two children: Zack, born November 1984; and, Anna-Kathryn, born September 1988.  He enjoys camping, reading, sports and Clemson jokes.

Pastor Brown has served as a Journeyman Missionary with the International Mission Board of the SBC in Singapore from 1976 to 1978; as a Church Planter in Farmington, New Mexico, during the summer of 1977; and was Minister to College Students at Grace Temple Baptist Church in Denton, Texas, ministering to students at North Texas State University and Texas Women's University from 1978 to 1982. 

Pastor Brown's desire is to see men and women brought to full stature and maturity in Christ, and to live, teach and mentor/disciple in such a way that the future generations are more godly than present generations.  He also longs to see people develop a world and life view that allows them to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).