KG5PXO

J.D. Brown

KG5PXO

J.D. Brown

201 Canyon Drive

Hideaway, TX   75771

281-732-6561

[email protected]

 

After the military, I entered the PA State Police.  Kind station commanders worked out my schedule to enable me to attend seminary full time.  During these years, I joined a small breakfast group, The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers.  Being the guy in Theology studies, by default, I was voted in as President.  In 18 months, the Lord grew us into the largest chapter in the world.

 

After graduating with a long 4-year MDiv., I remained in academia and earned my doctorate, concluding in a thesis defense on “The Integration of Pastoral Counseling and Biomedical Ethics.”  Back the Bioethics was an upstart discipline.

 

When I retired from the State Police, our family moved to Texas to care for elderly parents.  Upon their passing, we moved to Hideaway, a small city in East Texas.  They needed an Emergency Management Coordinator, and having the FEMA requirements under my belt, I did that pro bono for five years.  The mayor requested me to obtain a Ham license, so I acquired my three operator tickets.

 

Shifting gears, one has to understand police brass like to ask their pastor to be a department chaplain, and courteously the cops brushed it off.  Cops simply don’t talk to people who aren’t cops.   Being a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since my academy days, for twenty consecutive years after moving to Texas, I was voted in as State Chaplain, also pro bono.  Being 900 miles wide, Texas and the few tens of thousands of officers and agents I pastored created an enormous number of weddings, funerals, marital counseling issues and baptisms.  Then I began to fall.  A lot.  My spine had years of trauma from parachute jumps to arthritic growths.  After three back surgeries a couple of years ago, I traded my Corvette for an electric wheelchair. The Lord sure knows how to keep us humble.

 

Updated 2 May 2022