Cowan First Baptist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
a great place to belong.......
Senior Pastor ~ Bro. Tim Brown and wife Teresa
Bro. Tim comes from a long line of preachers. His father, grandfather, and older brother were all preachers. In fact, his father used to say, “Don’t preach if you can do anything else.” So he resisted full time service. He has been a teacher, a stone mason, a residential builder, and an engineer. At age 45, the church they were attending needed an interim pastor and the deacons approached him. He accepted and has never turned back. Except for that seventeen months interim pastorate, his entire ministry has been at Cowan First Baptist…18 years as of May 2011. 
He earned his undergraduate degree at University of Alabama in 1968.  His first Master’s degree in Industrial Arts came from Middle Tennessee State University in 1970. At age 47, he returned (kicking and screaming) to Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, TX to earn his Masters of Divinity in 1993.
Bro. Tim and Teresa have been married 34 years. The have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, 5 grandkids, and a beloved Boston Terrier, Spanky.
 Associate Pastor~Bro. LZ Johnson and wife Debbie
LZ is retired from the US Army. He is a graduate of Athens State College, Athens, AL. He has completed studies in Bivocational Ministries through the Southern Baptist Seminary Extension Center in Nashville, TN. LZ and Debbie have four children and seven grandchildren.