David is responsible for the preaching ministry of Christ Baptist Church. He is a native of middle Tennessee, a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a BS degree in Nursing, and a 1994 graduate of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Religious Education. Prior to entering the ministry, David worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency/Trauma, Cardiac Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care. He and his wife Lisa, have two children, Anna and Austin. David has served on staff at Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church since July 2000 as associate pastor overseeing administration, education, missions, senior adults, and children. He is the founder of Divide-The-Truth Ministries that has served over 100 churches in the last 16 years with Sunday School notes that “rightly divide the word of truth.” In view of starting Christ Baptist Church, he discontinued this ministry in May 2017 so he could focus his attention on the new church.


Update from Pastor David Brown (June 2022)

Greetings from Christ Baptist Church!


After experiencing great human loss and tragedy in his life, Job said,“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”


Beloved, after our third year when we seemed to double in every way, we have entered into a season of losses in 2022, and I believe the Lord was preparing me for this as I came away from the True Church Conference this past year hearing the testimonies of some of the pastors and church planters going through similar struggles.


It has been an exceptional difficult six months in losing some families that started out with us and some that have been won along the way. Through the years, when there have been seasons of setbacks, I have always done the same thing and focused on the Lord’s past faithfulness for it is a guarantee of His future blessing.


In the midst of these temporary setbacks, we have begun a seven-month campaign of door-to-door visitation on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  We are three months into it. It will end with a Fall Festival in October with Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown, FL assisting us. This will be the third attempt at this outreach because of Covid.  Thus far, our outreaches have been well attended, about 20 each week, and the reception of those we visit has been very positive.  Pray with us that we will see fruit from these labors. 


After 15 months in the book of Daniel on Wednesday nights, I finally finished and have begun First Corinthians. We will be here a while!  On Sundays I am working my way through the pastoral epistles, currently in the 4th chapter of I Timothy.


Family – All is well with the family. We had a wonderful family vacation in May going to six national parks and one state park in Arizona and Utah.   Anna is home for the summer from UNA and working for the Board of Education this summer and some at Florence Hospital. She is a senior and already thinking about graduation.  Austin continues to work in Huntsville and is active at Whitesburg Baptist Church. Lisa continues to work part time at the clinic here and has started working at a former place of employment in Pulaski, TN.


On July the 4th Lisa and I will be going to Poland with AIT.  This will be our first mission trip to Europe, much different from the trips I have made to Africa and India.  This past week we met with the team at Grace Life and we will meet the rest of the team from Scotland when we arrive in Poland. Four churches in America and one in Scotland make up this team.  Looking forward to helping Max with the church there!


Prayer Concerns – Please pray for Jason and Dekota. She is due now with their third child. I wish I could go into more detail, but what I can say is they are in need of your prayers, especially Jason.


Also remember Rob, John, Mike, Greg, and Brandon.  There are many challenges in these men’s lives that only the Lord can overcome as they “work out their salvation with fear and trembling.”


Thank you for your prayers.  Thank you for your support.  Thank you for your love.


David Brown


Lisa, Anna, David, Austin