AARON DAVID BROWN

125 STURTEVANT

HIGHLAND PARK, MI 48203

(313) 883-1929 - Office / (313) 717-8716 - Cell  / 313) 867-3964 - Fax

Email1: aaron@adbrown.com / Email2: aarondbrown@sbcglobal.net



PERSONAL DATA
Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Health: Excellent
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
 

EDUCATION

Pre-License and Marketing Certificates
Southeastern Institute of Real Estate, 6/94
Southfield, Michigan

Certificate in Dactylology
Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 5/94
Detroit, Michigan

Christian Education Diploma
National Baptist Convention, 1/94
Nashville, Tennessee

Systematic Theology - Ecumenical Theological Seminary, 1/1994

Certificate in Cable Television Public Access Training
Barden Cable, 1/90
Detroit, Michigan

Hebrew
Ashland Theological Seminary, 12/88
Detroit, Michigan

Certificate in Computer Programming
Computer Skills Training Center, 8/85
Detroit, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, G.P.A. - 3.87
Major - Philosophy / Minor - Music
University of Detroit, 12/84
Detroit, Michigan

Certificate in Automotive Mechanics
Motech Automotive Education Center, 2/80
Livonia, Michigan


MUSICAL  HIGHLIGHTS

1/2016 - Presbyterian Theology (Creeds), Dr. Allen Timm, Presbytery of Detroit

6/2015 - Choral Intensive Workshop - Dr. Gerry Custer, Wayne State University

 2/2015 Biblical Interpretation - Dr. Allen Timm, Presbytery of Detroit

2013 - Lead Me Guide Me2 Workshop - Dr. Norah Duncan IV

2012 - Revised Mass Introduction - Sacred Heart Seminary

2012 - GIA Music Reading Session

2011 - Organ Registration Workshop - Aram Basmadjian, Evola Music

2011 Catholic Theological Reflection - Fr. BrianMassingale

 

2006-Music/sound Coordinator, Intercessory Prayer Conference
(Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pastor Nathan Johnson)

2006-Weekend Women's Retreat Conference Musician
(Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pastor Nathan Johnson)

2006-Guest Music Workshop Clinician
(Gethsemane Baptist Church, Dr. John Duckworth-Pastor)

Organist - Metropolitan District Congress of Christian Education

Vocal Music Institute - Blessed Sacrament
Detroit Rejoice Conferences - Sacred Heart Seminary
Sacred Music Workshop - Marygrove College
Liturgical Music and Pastoral Practice - Sacred Heart Seminary
Roman Catholic Theology - University of Detroit

 

AWARDS / TEACHING CERTIFICATIONS

Evangelical Teacher Training Association - Certified to teach ALL courses: 2005-2019

Certified Instructor for the COPP program - Natl. Baptist Convention SSPB (12 classes)

Certified Dean  of Leadership Schools - National Baptist Convention, 1995/2002

 Outstanding Non-Pastor's Award - Council of Baptist Pastors, 1993
Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Music - Tennessee School of Religion, 1988
Three Academic Excellence Awards - University of Detroit, 1981-1984

Dean's List - University of Detroit, 1980-1984
Dudley Randall Poetry Award - University of Detroit, 1983
Dean's Key - University of Detroit, 1982

Bible Instructor's Award - North Central Youth Congress, 1982


SERVICES

Licensed Master Auto Mechanic for the State of Michigan
Licensed Real Estate Agent for the State of Michigan

Notary Public for the State of Michigan
Metropolitan Jail Ministry Chaplain
Wayne County Sheriff's Chaplain

CCW Permit for the State of Michigan

Apprentice Substance Abuse Counselor for the State of Michigan



MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE

Organist - Contemporary Praise Service
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI - 8/1999 to 2013
 Responsibilities include the training of volunteer singers from various churches to lead the congregation in an ecumenical Contemporary
Praise and Worship service; recommendations of electronic equipment.

 

Organist / Prayer Service Accompanist
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit, MI - 9/1997 to 2006
Responsibilities include the planning of praise and worship musical selections for 6 am prayer service, accompanying extemporaneous congregational singing, and playing background music during prayer petitions.

Minister of Music
Gratiot Ave. Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI - 6/2003 to 9/2004
Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music ministry with a view towards completing the re-development status necessary for continued growth.  A music team approach is being put in place in order to provide the maximum amount of varied expertise which will culminate in community music education and church fellowship.

Interim Minister of Music
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, Southfield, MI - 3/2003 to 8/2003
Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music staff, choirs, dance, and recording ministries. Upon the recommendation of Dr. George West,  the entire music ministry was provided a strategic redevelopment plan for efficiency, spiritual growth, and excellency in all areas with a foundational evangelistic emphasis. A team work, multi-tasking approach was proposed for the greatest utilization of persons, building space and available technological resources. Choir music education, music lessons, and internet presence were developed, along with financial and spiritual growth strategies, through ecumenical outreach programs.

Organist - Sunday Morning Worship Service
Puritan Street Church of Christ, Detroit, MI - 7/2001 to 8/2002.
Responsibilities include accompanying a pianist, choir, and congregational singing.

Music Director
Grace Gospel Church, Ferndale, MI - 5/1999 to 07/2001
Responsibilities include the general oversight of the Church's music ministries,
choir training, music education, and accompanist for Sunday services with a strong
emphasis on hymn playing.

Music Director
Revelation Evangelical Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI - 5/1998 to 10/2000
Responsibilities include the general oversight of the church music ministries,
choir training, music education, providing music for weekly and special liturgies,
and assisting in funerals and weddings.

 Pastoral Music Minister
St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Detroit, MI - 9/1989 to 8/1997

Director of Music. Responsibilities include the general oversight of the Church and School's music ministries, band supervision, choir training , counseling and music education, providing music for weekly and special liturgies, and assisting in funerals and weddings.

Interim Music Minister

People's Community Church, Detroit, MI - 3/1996 to 12/1997
Director of Music. Responsibilities include the general oversight of the Church's music ministries, training and accompanying three choirs, and playing for the weekly radio broadcast utilizing the pipe organ and the Hammond C-3.

 
Music Director
Precious Blood Church, Detroit, MI - 9/1995 to 12/1995
Director of Music. Responsibilities include the general oversight of the music ministry and coordinating liturgie with Bishop Moses Anderson.

Assistant To The Pastor
Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI - 1989 to 9/1995
Minister of teaching and evangelism. Responsibilities include development and implementation of Christian Education Curriculum to equip all ministry areas of the Church body, weekly Bible instruction utilizing an ecumenical emphasis, and assisting the Pastor in various requested administrative functions.


 Director Of Evangelism
St. Francis Baptist Church, Detroit, MI - 1988 to 1989
Responsible for the development and implementation of an evangelistic training program with a strong emphasis on street witnessing.


WORK EXPERIENCE

1999 - 2005
Sales Associate
Sherwood Realty, Southfield, MI
Responsibilities include the sales, lease, and rental, of residential and commercial property,
and assisting in the maintenance of the computer equipment.

1996 - 1998
Sales Associate
New Center Realty, Detroit, MI
Responsibilities include the sales, lease, and rental of residential and commercial property.

1989 - 1993
Computer Instructor
O/E Learning Inc., Troy, MI
Responsible for instructing mainframe and personal computer classes,
and assisting with curriculum development.

1988 - 1989
Systems Engineer
Electronic Data Systems, Troy, MI
Responsible for analysis, design, and maintenance of IMS and PL/1
batch and on-line programs in an IBM MVS environment.

1985 - 1988
Programmer / Analyst
Kmart Corporation, Troy, MIResponsible for analysis, design, and maintenance
of Cobol, Focus, and IMS batch programs.

1980 - 1980
Manager / Automotive Technician
Hall's Car Care, Detroit, MI
Responsible for servicing customers, supervising 4 employees, organizing work schedules,
towing vehicles, and assisting with automotive repair.

 1976 - 1978
Supervisor / Field Representative
Michigan Mortgage Corporation, Detroit, MI
Responsible for supervising 5 collection department employees, inspecting properties,
recording deeds, and foreclosure recommendations.

SPECIAL SKILLS
Typing 75 wpm, experience with apple and IBM personal computers.

HOBBIES
Soul-winning, reading, swimming, Internet-surfing, and linguistics.

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Executive Director of Evangelistic Outreach Ministries and Excellence Outreach Inc.

These 501 (c) 3 non-profit and for-profit organizations exist to provide Biblical counseling and spiritual direction to those in need, assist in the overcoming of substance abuse problems, acclamation back into society of prison and jail inmates, and provide transitional housing and vocational skills to enable individuals to be self-sufficient.


References

Dr. Norah Duncan IV, Chair of Music
Wayne State University
6050 Cass
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-2424 / norahduncaniv@wayne.edu

Mr. James Tatum, James Tatum Foundation
PO Box 32240
Detroit, Michigan 48232
(313) 255-9015 / clejam@sbcglobal.net

Pastor Mary R. Ealy
Puritan Street Church of Christ
19451 Conant
Detroit, Michigan 48234
(313) 893-2197 / puritan26@sbcglobal.net