Who's Who at UTM?
Pastor Ocie L. Brown, Jr.
Universal Transformation Ministries
Pastor Brown was born in West Blocton, Alabama, the second of four sons. It was there that he was nourished in the Christian life by his parents and grandparents.
He moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan in 1965 where he attended Pershing High School. Pastor Brown later attended William Tyndale Bible College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.
Pastor Brown was Ordained as a Deacon, and Licensed and Ordained as a Minister through New LightBaptist Church. It was October of 1996 when God called him out of New Light Baptist to begun a new church. Pastor Brown founded Universal Transformation Ministries Church and had its’ Covenant Service in February of 1997.
Pastor Brown has been married to his wife, Linda, for forty three , and they are the proud parents of three children, Ebony, Ocie III, and Joseph and five grandchildren, Yatil, Ocie IV, Niya, Emory and Peyton. Their oldest daughter, Stacey, and grand-daughter London, are deceased.
In his life time, he has accomplished much, and is proud of those accomplishments, however, he is most proud of his walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sunday School Superintendent
-I teach on the 4th Sunday of each month; stop by :-)
Hello! However, most of the time, I’ll probably just say “what’s up!”
Academically, I'm an alumnus of Detroit’s Communication and Media Arts High School (2002), Michigan State University (2006), and right now, I’m pursuing my Doctorate in Health Administration from Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!); keep me in your prayers.
Professionally, I’ve dedicated my life to the healthcare administrative field. Currently, I’m adjunct professor teaching healthcare reimbursement, and I work as a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Coordinator.
Of course, my highest life priority is becoming a better Christian. Spending time with my immediate family also is very important; right now, this includes my wife, Chelsea (also a UTM member), and our dog, Sally Brown (not a UTM member).
My favorite foods are simple fresh fruits and vegetables. My favorite sitcom is “Saved by the Bell,” and my favorite movie is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The most played band, in my Google music library, is “The Roots.” No, I don’t have an itunes account (LOL). Basketball and baseball are my favorite sports, and I'm a big combat sports (UFC, Boxing, WWE) fan too.
My hobbies include but definitely not limited to shopping; Express and Finish Line are my favorite stores. I can’t go without mentioning I spend a large amount of my free time volunteering. My most recent community service endeavors include participating in MDOT’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program and giving a day of service at Gleaners Food Bank. Overarching everything I mentioned is I love to laugh; I think a good joke fits into any setting.
How long have you been going to UTM and how did you get involved?
I’ve been going to UTM since it started: 1996. My dad is the Pastor/founder.
What’s your favorite part/s about attending UTM?
I like how the service is “to the point.” Even when I fellowship for a while after service, I’m never not home before noon on a Sunday. Also, I like it is a small church that is modern. So, we have stuff like a website, twitter account, and even a telephonic Bible class. We don’t have webcast (yet), but I like the attitude of “we don’t have to act small just because we aren’t large.” Lastly, the people are awesome; we are a real family. We know where each other stay, and we hang out with each other for holidays and other stuff.
The food, at the third Sunday potlucks, is FANTASTIC!