Rev F Lydell Brown
Rev. F. Lydell Brown 3rd is an ordained Elder and is currently the Pastor/Founder/CEO of Burning Bush Family Life Center which was established in 2009 in Waterbury CT, where he resides with his Soul-mate/Wife Edna Faye Brown and his three lovely daughters Quineshia, age 25, Chelsea Wilson age 23 and Shardae age 22. He has pastored McCall Memorial A.M.E Zion Church for 14 years and served as the Pastor of Resurrection AME Zion Church in New Britain CT for two years prior to that. Along with pastoring, Rev. Brown is bi-vocational. He is employed as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Conference of Churches, which happens to be the White House point of contact for all faith-based activity in the state of CT. This organization currently has a network of 700 churches. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services/Management and has completed the Black Ministers Certificate program at Hartford Seminary. He also attended and completed two of the top faith base/Community organizing trainings in the country and has gained extensive experience and notoriety in the field of community/faith-based organizing where he has organized in Texas, Chicago, Mass, NY and CT. He is a certified trainer of the NFTE Young Entrepreneur Program and has a certificate in the Saint Francis Clinical Pastoral Counseling. His passion is helping people realize their potential in reshaping and redistributing money and power to change the neighborhoods in which they reside. Rev. Brown also works hard in his own community. He is the current President of the Concerned Black Clergy Council of Waterbury. The council is comprised of 17 pastors from various Christian denominations. They work together to assure that the African-American Citizens of Waterbury have a voice in the community and the political process, while being able to lift up the name of Jesus. He is a past a member of the Black Democratic Town Committee of Waterbury, and executive member of the Waterbury Democratic Committee, a former delegate to the State Democratic Convention, a former member of the State NAACP Executive Board, a member of the Governor’s taskforce on Urban Violence, a member of the CT Fatherhood Advisory Board, a member of the Waterbury Juvenile Review Board.