one lord, one faith, one baptism

Jonathan Dale Brown is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is the son of the late Bessie Mae Brown and the late James Hardy. Pastor Brown is an educational product of Cincinnati Public Schools graduating from Woodward High School in 1983.  
Continuing his pursuit of higher education he graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, 1990.  In May 1995, he earned a Masters of Education degree and in 2002, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Jonathan is blessed to have an illustrious professional career in the field of education.  He has served as a Teacher (Cincinnati Public School District), Elementary School Principal (Winton Woods School District), Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Superintendent (Baltimore, Maryland), Adjunct Professor (Morgan State University), Director of Equity, Cultural Proficiency and Community Engagement (Hartford County Public School District) and served as Executive Director of Principal Accountability (Baltimore City Public Schools).

His early ministerial journey began as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Usher Director and deacon at Southern Baptist Church in Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio under the leadership of Pastor C. Dennis Edwards.  The call to share the gospel of Jesus Christ came upon Dr. Brown.  He received his license to preach after proclaiming his first sermon on December 12, 2004 at Southern Baptist Church where he became an Associate Minister.  On April 15, 2007, Dr. Brown was solemnly and publically set apart as an ordained minister for the work of the gospel ministry by Pastor Edwards at Southern Baptist Church.  

Continuing his ministerial journey, Dr. Brown joined Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church under the guidance of Pastor Sherwin Q. Ealy Sr. He served as Associate Minister, Minister of Christian Education and various other ministries. 

Reverend Doctor Brown was presented with a professional career opportunity in education to move to Baltimore, Maryland as an Associate Superintendant.  Eager to continue serving the Lord, he united under watch care with Southern Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland, under the leadership of Rev. Donte Hickman. He served in many ministerial capacities.  Later being guided by the Holy Spirit and obedient to the Lord, Rev. Brown united with the Elkridge Christian Community Church of Elkridge, Maryland serving as Associate Minister.

Reverend Doctor Jonathan Brown’s pastoral journey began on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  After sixteen years of being shepherded by Reverend Sherwin Q. Ealy, their former pastor who went home to be with the Lord, the membership led by Deacon Larry Miller, Chairman of the Deacon Board accepted God’s will to have Dr. Brown serve and lead as the tenth Pastor of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. That glorious day was soon followed by another. Returning home from Towson, Maryland on August 1, 2014, Reverend Brown preached his first sermon as Pastor- Elect titled “The Cost of Discipleship”—Luke 14:25-33 on Sunday, August 3, 2014. He was installed as Under-Shepherd on October 26, 2014.

Dr. Brown is married to the love of his life, the former Kasandré Yvonne Ealy.  They are the proud parents of two children: Brittani Yvonne, magna cum laude graduate of Central State University and Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology, is employed as a Hair Stylist and Jonathan Dale II is an honor student at Walnut Hills High School.


  • June 4, 2020

    6:15pm, Voices of Pilgrim Choir Rehearsal

  • June 7, 2020

    12:00am, Communion Sunday

  • June 7, 2020

    9:30am, Sunday School Christian Education Classes

  • June 7, 2020

    10:45am, Sunday Worship