Pastor Brown's Biography

Biographical Summary

Pastor Charles Brown

Cornerstone Church, Norris Lake, Georgia

Pastor Charles Brown is a Native of Tallulah, Louisiana.  He is the Son of the late Reverend Ira James Brown and Myrtle H. Brown.  His mother is 101 years old and still has all her faculties intact--Praise God.


Pastor Brown is the fourth of five children.  He is the father of five daughters. Two daughters, Robin & Candace, live here in the Atlanta area.  Latrice & Armenia live in California. The youngest, Michel-Le, lives in Houston, Texas.

Pastor Charles Brown attended Los Angeles Technical College where he earned an associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Pastor Brown continued his education at George Washington University and earned his Master’s Certificate in Project Management, retiring from AT&T after 35 years in December 2013.

Cornerstone Church began as a Bible study in the home of Charles and his wife Gwen Belton Brown in 2005. In August of that year, the Brown family found themselves ministering to new Christians and to others who had become disengaged with the church. Attendance at the Bible study grew and participants expressed interest in moving beyond simply meeting as a study group. With prayer, discernment and leading of the Holy Spirit, this small Bible study established itself as a church. Charles Brown was ordained as an Elder in 2010.  Pastor Gwen Brown served as Cornerstone’s Shepherd until her passing in 2013.  Cornerstone now resides in the Norris Lake community in Snellville, Georgia. 

Charles L. Brown was licensed to preach the gospel in August 2013.  He was ordained to the gospel ministry and installed as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church by Rev. Elijah Collins Jr. of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in September, 2013. The mission of Cornerstone Church is to participate in the redeeming work of God on earth—transforming lives by God’s grace, nurturing one another by Jesus’ love, and serving one another by the power of the Holy Spirit. They are intentional about reaching into the lives of people inside and outside of our church through community partnerships, local missions, worship and more.