Steve's Blog

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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

We Woke Up To Snow

We woke up this morning with lots of snow here in Olathe, Kansas at our son, Robby's home. We spent the entire day in the house with Sophia and Mady. It is very cold here so it was a huge blessing to get to stay in the house all day.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Kansas Grandbabies


Mary said it was time we go see the grandbabies in Olathe, Kansas. We spent our day driving to Olathe. The babies are wonderful and we had a great time with Sophia and Madie this evening. They are little dolls.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

DVD Labels and Graphics

I spent a big part of my day today making new DVD Labels and Graphics for our upcoming meetings. We leave next week for New Hope Ranch Girls Home in Society Hill, South Carolina. I am trying to be ready.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prayer! "Just Do It!"

I finished recording the audio and then worked up a nice label for the CD's. Then I had to work on a cover for the CD Book that contains 3 CD's. I think my first Audio Book looks really nice. Mary and I spent the afternoon and on our way to church and back listening to the CD's. I mailed a copy to the author for his consideration about publishing it. I think this project is complete. Now I have to go pray.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prayer! "Just Do It!"

While in Bogalusa, Louisiana recently Dr. Mike Ragland gave me his book titled Prayer! "Just Do It!". I have been reading it out loud to Mary. This afternoon I was wishing there was a version of it on CD so I could listen to it over and over again. I decided the book was so good and was helping me so much that I would put it on CD myself. I spent the afternoon up into the night reading it into Adobe Audition. I would guess that I am about 70% done with the project. Now I must go pray.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Sad Day For Our Family

Our oldest son has been totally disabled for over 10 years. He suffers great pain every day of his life. Today he received the papers that his wife of 14 years is divorcing him. I think his life could compare in some ways with the Life of Job.

Lately I have been listening to messages on prayer and reading about prayer. I am convinced that I have let my family down by not praying for them as I ought. Maybe God is using this to teach me to pray.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mountain Moving Faith

Mary and I are still not up to par from the stomach virus. We tuned into the Live Streaming video at Heritage and North Valley Baptist Churches today. We watched many services. I've lost track of how many messages we heard today. They were all great, especially, "Mountain Moving Faith" by Dr. Mike Johnson from Redding, California.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Scott and Lacey Visited Us

Mary and I are still trying to get over a stomach virus.

I worked on a cassette tape to CD conversion project today. I converted 60 songs penned by the late Evangelist John R. Rice and sung by The Faith Singers to two CD's.

It was a welcome relief to receive a visit from Scott and Lacey this afternoon. Seems like we have not seen them in a long, long time. We enjoyed their visit.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Travel To Arkansas with a Sick Wife

Mary started out driving when we left Calhoun, Georgia this morning, but after about 40 minutes she turned the wheel over to me. The trip home was very miserable for her. It seems she came down with the same stomach virus that I had. I'm still not over it completely but I am feeling much better than two days ago. We made it home about 5:00 p.m. this evening. It's good to be home again.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Packed and Loaded

With a lot of help from Bro. Aaron, the pastor's son and Pastor Tim McCulley we are packed and ready to leave Calhoun, Georgia in the morning. Well, except for Mary's clothes. We had hoped to leave town this afternoon but our Friends, August and Patty Rosado talked us into going with them over to Rome, Georgia this afternoon for a late lunch at the Red Lobster. It was well into the night before I was loaded and ready. The Pastor graciously allowed us to stay another night in the prophets chamber here at the church.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Georgia's Best Food Got The Best of Me

Last night I was bragging on the food here at Philadelphia Baptist Church. I think I ate way too much of it. I spent a big part of the day very sick at my stomach. I have not be able to eat all day long today. I spent most of the day in the bed. I forced myself to go to church tonight and broadcast and record the services. I think the preacher preached it out of me because by the end of church I was feeling much better. I bypassed all that great food tonight after church and settled for a few crackers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Georgia's Best Food

I am convinced that today we have enjoyed Georgia's finest food. The cooks here at Philadelphia Baptist Church are top's. They fed us a fantastic meal for lunch today and then did the same thing over again tonight after church. We had great preaching, singing and food tonight. It was all so great!

Monday, February 16, 2009

One of My Hero's of The Faith

Tonight it was my great privilege to shoot the video of one of my hero's of the faith, Dr. David Gibbs Jr., an attorney for the Christian Law Association. Not only did I get to do the video but I also got to shake his hand and talk to him. The message tonight was phenomenal. You can view it on You won't want to miss this one. It could change your life.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Philadelphia Baptist Church

We enjoyed great services today at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Calhoun, Georgia. We broadcast both services, and made DVD's and CD's of both services, but it was not without a few difficulties. Last night we fixed a bad hum in the audio. This morning we had another bad humming sound during preaching and after church I tracked it down to the dimmer switch for the choir lights. They changed out the switch this afternoon. Then tonight one of the microphones quit working while a lady was singing. After church I tracked that down to a bad mic cable. So..., now I hope we can have clean audio for the rest of the week. It was a great first day at Philadelphia Baptist.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day in Calhoun, Georgia

I spent most of the day at Philadelphia Baptist Church setting up to broadcast the live video of their "Jubilee on the Hill" starting in the morning. We are staying in the Prophets Chambers on the church property. This is very handy for our operation. I can just walk across the parking lot to our room.

Tonight Pastor Tim McCulley and his wife took us out to eat. We had a wonderful time together. As we were leaving we ran into our good friends from Somerset, Massachusetts eating in the same restaurant where we were eating. They drove down for the Jubilee.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Arrival In Calhoun, Georgia

We made it to Calhoun, Georgia this afternoon. Some of the young men at Philadelphia Baptist Church helped me unload our equipment. Aaron, the pastor's son ran some of the long runs of cable for two of our cameras. The pastor helped me run about 400 feet of cable over to his house so we could hook into his cable modem for internet access. I quit setting up about 10:00 tonight because I was tired. I am way ahead of schedule, so tomorrow should be an easy day to finish setting up and be ready to broadcast the Sunday morning service.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


We spent the day at Mary's brother's home in Atlanta, Georgia. I think I am caught up on my Steve Brown Ministry Blog. I use this blog to report on our Video Ministry meetings. Thanks to Mary taking a lot of pictures it made it a lot easier.

Leila fixed us a wonderful supper again tonight. I should have gone for a long walk after supper but instead I went back to work on the computer. So..., I have been sitting all day long. I have really vegetated today.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We Made It To Atlanta, Georgia

Supper with Mary's Brother, Darrell
We made it to Mary's brother's house this evening in Atlanta, Georgia. Leila, Darrell's wife, prepared a wonderful supper for us. We spent most of the evening reminiscing about old times back in Arkansas.

Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA

Charles Pinckney's Home outside Charleston, SC

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

Bridge Leaving Sullivan's Island

Old Texaco Service Station at US Hwy 17 & SR 303

We started our morning in Charleston, South Carolina. We took our time leaving town and visited Charles Pinckney's home outside of town. Charles Pinckney drafted much of the US Constitution and was also a signer. We thoroughly enjoyed our free tour of the home and a 20 minute video of his life.

We went out to Sullivan's Island so we could get a picture of Fort Sumter. The fort was 1.25 miles off shore. The island had some of the most beautiful homes right on the Atlantic Ocean. The water came right up to the steps on one home we visited.

As we journeyed toward Savannah, Georgia we found this old Texaco service station. It brought back many memories.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hampton Plantation

The Road Leading to the Mansion

The Hampton Mansion Built Between 1730 & 1750

A Spanish Moss Covered Tree In Front of the Mansion

The Peaceful Back Yard

We discovered the Hampton Plantation a couple miles off Hwy 17 north of Charleston, South Carolina. We enjoyed some time on the grounds of the mansion. It was so quite and peaceful. We forget how wonderful the peace and quite can be when we're always around the cites. This was a very nice diversion from our travels.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Is Kind Of Bare Today

One Legged Bird Hops Almost As Well As The Two Legged Birds

Seagulls Waiting for A Meal

The Tide Was Low But The Waves Kept Coming In

We stopped for a few minutes at Mrytle Beach. The town was kind of dead this time of year. I enjoyed my walk along the water and listening to the waves coming in.

Minding Our Own Business

This morning we were traveling down SR172 on the Atlantic Coast of North Carolina when we came upon a barricade with a solider standing by a stop sign with a machine gun. He had his hand on the trigger ready to do business. When I told him we did not have a pass he said we had to turn around. We had no idea that we were trying to come into the back side of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. There was no warning until we came upon the guard with the machine gun. We had to travel a lot of mile to get around Camp Lejeune.

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Outer Bank

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Brodie Island Lighthouse

Gail - Traveling from Maryland to California

Lounge on 2 Hour Ferry Ride

Another Ferry Coming To Meet Us At Sundown

Sundown On The Atlantic

Our Ferry At Sundown

We started our day at the Days Inn in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina where I walked about 3 miles on the beach.

We spent about an hour at the Wright Brothers National Memorial where we watched a 40 minute video about their first flight. It was well worth our time.

We made our way on down the Outer Bank to Ocracoke Island where we boarded a ferry back to the mainland. The ferry ride was about 2 hours and 15 minutes. We met some great folks from Toronto, Canada and Gail, who is making her way from Maryland to California on a BMW bike. We thoroughly enjoyed talking to these folks.

We ended our day in Morehead City, North Carolina eating Mexican Food. It has been a great day.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

We Slept On The Beach Tonight

View From Our Days Inn Motel
We left Yadkinville, North Carolina today and decided it was time for a little R&R after the very long day yesterday. We don't have to setup for our next meeting until Friday. We took off for the Atlantic Ocean. We are spending the night less than a 100 feet from the Atlantic Ocean in the Days Inn in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. We are at
N 36° 02.101'
W 75° 40.138'

Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Church on Booger Swamp Road

Tonight we did the video for the Voice of Hope Regional Youth Rally in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The Peace Haven Baptist Church is located on Booger Swamp Road. With a seating capacity of over 2200 people, it is the largest church we setup in and broadcast the video. We must have run a mile of cable hooking everything up. I had to run one cable up to the balcony, out on the roof, across the parking lot to a pole, then around the office building and inside to gain access to the internet. It was a huge job setting up and then nobody helped me take it down after I spent 2 and a half hours shooting video and making DVD's. Poor Mary sat and did what she could, but mostly she watched me wear myself out.

We finished packing and loading about 1:30 a.m. Sunday Morning. By the time we stopped at the Waffle House we got to bed about 3:00 a.m. It was a very long day.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Six States Today

We woke up in Bogalusa, Louisiana about 7:00 a.m. CST this morning. We left town about 8:00 a.m. We made our way all the way across Mississippi without stopping. We stopped in Alabama for gas and a bottle of water. We stopped for a quick supper at the Grand Buffet in Georgia and we gassed up again. We passed by the BIG Peach water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina. We arrived at the Days Inn in Yadkinville, North Carolina about 9:15 p.m. EST tonight. Needless to say we are a little road weary.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Our Cup Is Full

This week has been one of our greatest meetings. We have truly been blessed at the Freedom Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The people are the greatest. The preaching has been the best. These people have just loved on us until we really hate to leave, but tonight is our last night in Bogalusa. The men helped me pack and load after church tonight. In the morning we'll be heading for Yadkinville, North Carolina. That is just northwest of Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

When God Showed Up

We have had some very unusual services during the past 14 months that we have been shooting video of Bible Conferences, but I think tonight was the most unusual. Pastor James Lyle was not scheduled to preach but I think he did. The pastor and church treasure announced that the motel where Mary and I are staying gave the check back to the church that payed for our room. That means the motel did not charge anything for our motel room. Mary was not scheduled to sing but she did and church just kind of came unglued while she was singing. In other words the church was standing up and shouting while Mary was singing. The evangelist, Dr. Mike Ragland was scheduled to preach and he did not. I tried hard to capture this service on video. I hope I did the service justice. You can watch the entire service on

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

K9 Dog Stories

The pastor of Freedom Baptist Church is also a Deputy Sheriff and works with K9 dogs. Tonight he took us out to eat along with the Evangelist Mike Ragland to the local China King for supper after church. He started telling story after story about his experiences with K9 dogs. He must have kept us rolling with laughter for nearly an hour. I learned that I do not ever want to have a K9 dog after me. They are vicious. Pastor James Lyle showed us scares on both arms and hands where he had stitches to sew him up after encounters with his K9's. That's not for me. No thank you.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Popeyes Chicken

Bro. James Lyle, Pastor of Freedom Baptist Church took us to Popeye's Chicken after church tonight. Mary told them it was her favorite place to eat and that I would not ever take her there. She was so happy tonight to get to go to Popeye's. The chicken was good and we enjoyed our time with the preachers and their wives.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


We enjoyed two great services here at Freedom Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Dr. Mike Ragland from Hayden, Alabama preached two messages on giving.

Giving - "Basic Principles"
Giving - "Upon The First Day"

I needed these messages. I now know why the Lord sent us to Bogalusa, Louisiana again. If you have trouble with giving tithes and offerings you should watch these messages. I am uploading them to tonight.

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