Augusta, GA- Paine College will celebrate its 128th Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. In the
Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Rev. Dan Brown will deliver the keynote address.
Rev. Brown came to Trinity on the Hill on June 24th, 2007, after some 31 years of experience as an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
He is a devoted husband and father. He is married to the former Carol Blanton. Dan and Carol first met in their freshman year at LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia. After dating for four years, they were married on July 10th, 1976 at Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they have two children: a daughter, Kathryn, who currently lives with her husband, Scott Curkin, in Hoboken, New Jersey and a son, Christopher, who lives with his wife, Ashley, in St. Simons, Georgia.
Educationally, Rev. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree from LaGrange College in Social Work in 1976. He completed his Masters of Divinity degree at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in 1979. He has done extensive doctoral work at both McCormick Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary.
Over the years, he has enjoyed a great deal of community involvement. He has been active in such organizations as the American Cancer Society, the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the Lion's Club, and the Rotary Clubs in Griffin and Augusta. He has also served as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of Reinhardt College, and was recently asked by the President of LaGrange College to serve on their Board of Trustees.
He is a sports enthusiast, enjoying virtually all sports. He especially likes golf. When he was in high school he played on his school football team. When his children were younger, he coached youth league football, and coached and managed youth league basketball and baseball. He has been a chaplain to high school football and basketball teams.
His past pastoral appointments include a student appointment to the Jenkinsburg Charge, in Butts County; the Antioch United Methodist Church in Thomaston, Georgia; the Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Young Harris College, in Young Harris, Georgia; the McKendree United Methodist Church, in Gwinnett County; the Canton First United Methodist Church in Canton, Georgia; and the Griffin First United Methodist Church in Griffin, Georgia.