Bishop Dawn R. Brown
Pastor & Founder
As a visionary, Bishop Brown organized the 1st Ruwach United Fellowship International Conference held in both Cape Town and Atlantis, South Africa in September 2012. Since then, she has continued missions in South Africa as well as Bangalore, India in October 2015. On a national level, Bishop Brown successfully organized the Cathedral Junior Missionaries missions’ trip to support and reside with the Lakota of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Ziebach County, South Dakota in June 2014. In October 2015, Bishop Brown was called to begin a prison ministry at SCI Benner in Benner Township, PA, an all-male prison.
Bishop Brown was the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for her work in Community Service with Code Blue of Salem County. With a passion for the homeless population, Bishop Brown and her co-director initiated and successfully implemented a Code Blue Initiative in Salem County, the first in the county.
With a desire to serve those women who have been affected by domestic violence, Bishop Brown constructed Dawn R. Brown Ministries. The purpose of Dawn R. Brown Ministries is to provide a safe space for women and young girls who have suffered mental, physical, and emotional trauma and guide them to find fulfillment and purpose in life through a unique and transformative experience. Bishop Brown is proud to be married to Deacon Scott Brown. They are the proud parents of Bryant, Ryan, Yari (daughter-in-law), and Jessica, as well as grandparents to Amiyah and Azariah.
Bishop Dawn R. Brown is an anointed and dynamic deliverer of the Word of God. Having a heart and passion for ministry, it is of no surprise that she would be called to church planting. On August 16, 1998, Bishop Brown founded the Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church now located in Pennsville, New Jersey. On November 28, 2009, Bishop Brown was consecrated as a Bishop under the Ruwach United Fellowship Inc.; where she serves as Director of Finance and Missions. Bishop Brown is the President & CEO of the Cathedral Community Development Corporation and Director of Code Blue Salem County. She is also a member of Christ Care Covenant Fellowship serving as Treasurer.
Bishop Brown was licensed to preach in June 1983 and ordained in April 1994. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Bishop Brown is a graduate of Geneva College, with a BA degree in Broadcast Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Bishop Brown also matriculated at Palmer Theological Seminary. After her career with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Bishop Brown continues to serve as a proctor for the PA Board of Law Examiners. Recently, she completed her terms as Vice President for Family Promise of Salem County Board of Directors, is an active board member with Habitat for Humanity – Salem County, and Chair of Faith Works of United Way of Salem County. Bishop Brown also served as Director of the Ruwach United Fellowship Women’s Ministry over the past 15 years. God has continued to elevate Bishop in service, and through the Christ Care Covenant Fellowship, was appointed as the Bishop over the Pennsylvania and Delaware region churches.
Elder Patty Jones-Thompson
Elder Patty Jones Thompson, has been a member of Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop Dawn R. Brown, since July 2001. She became active in several ministries including Young Soldiers for Christ, Women of Grace and both Anniversary and Building Committees as well as the Church Clerk.
In 2005, Elder Patty was called to the preaching ministry and received her license to preach in March 2006 and was ordained in April 2015. In December 2018, Elder Patty was consecrated as the Assistant Pastor of Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church. Currently, Elder Patty serves the Lord in the following ministries: Ministerial Staff, Church Clerk, Armor Bearer, Women of Grace and Anniversary Committee. Recently, she was called to serve as Assistant Pastor – Elect. Elder Patty is also the Executive Director for the Cathedral Community Development Corporation, the faith-based non-profit extension of the church.
Elder Patty, a native of Harrisburg, PA, has always had a passion for servanthood. With a career in public service, Elder Patty has a span of over 25 years of experience in non-profit administration, direct social work, social justice advocacy, and law pertaining to non-profits. She serves as a consultant for those seeking to start non-profit organizations by completing formation documents as well as strategic planning. Elder Patty also has experience as an adjunct professor and outpatient therapist. Currently, Elder Patty works in the child welfare system serving the needs of those in foster care.
Elder Patty’s commitment to advocating for others is evident through her lifestyle of service. She received her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Sociology from Hampton University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey.
Elder Patty’s greatest accomplishment is her amazingly gifted children: T’Kaiyah, Derek and Symone. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 33:3 because she is always in awe of the great and mighty things the Lord allows her to see!