Pastor Jim Brown

captureOur pastor is James Martin (Jim) Brown. Pastor Brown came to Vernon Forest in June of 2004. He was born and raised in Ohio and saved at the age of 9 through the ministry of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Bethesda, OH. He is a 1981 graduate of Piedmont International University (then Piedmont Bible College) in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 1977, Jim married Denise Smith of Rocky Mount, NC, having met her at Bible College. The Browns have three children, all married themselves now: Amanda (Todd) Lockyer, Alicia (Joshua) Sheets, and Jay (Hannah) Brown along with eight grandchildren.

You can connect with Pastor Brown through Facebook  or via email at





Steve Tulbert

Bro. Steve Tulbert serves as Music and Youth Director. He studied Pastoral Theology at Calvary Baptist Bible College preparing for Pastoral Ministry. Steve married Heather Hartman in 2015 who serves with Steve in the Youth Ministry. You can connect with Steve via Facebook or email him at