Olive C. Brown was born in Richmond, Virginia. The daughter of the later Elder Randolph and Bishop Annie Chamblin, she attended the Richmond City Public Schools and Van Dy Vyver Catholic School. An advocate of higher education, she holds a BS in Sociology/Social Work and a Master of Divinity Degree both from Virginia Union University.
In 1993, Olive C. Brown was consecrated to the office of Bishop and founded the International Christian Ministries, Inc. She was later elevated to Chief Apostle. Under ICM, Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown has established churches in and throughout Virginia and North Carolina and as far north as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Along with serving as the Apostolic covering to many prolific and effective ministries.
A Kingdom and Community Builder, Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown is the Presiding Prelate of the International Christian Ministries, Inc.
Led by Chief Apostle Brown, this fast growing body of Kingdom People purchased nearly 40 acres of land in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She is the founder and CEO of Metro-Richmond Community Development Corporation and the author of “The Mature Church” and “The Power of Corporate Prayer and Fasting.”
Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown has worked with VCU, MCV and American Red Cross working with military families and disaster victims. She also worked at the University of North Carolina as a Pediatric Social Worker and runs a Christian Sociology and Counseling Center.
Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown is a living testimony that there is a blessing for the family. She was married to the late Bishop James F. Brown, Jr. for 27 years and to this union five children were born. With over 50 years of experience in the preaching ministry and 34 years of pastoring, Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown is a powerful prophetic voice, a Pastor’s Pastor and a trailblazer. She is the genuine epitome of a nurturer and a female preacher. Chief Apostle Brown has been blessed to accomplish much and seeing lives changed and helped brings the greatest joy to her life.