Robert Glenn Brown


Robert Glenn Brown was born January 7th, 1928 in Norton, Kansas. He was the eldest of 11 children. His parents were missionaries and church planters in the Midwest and the southeast. Glenn joined the Army Air Corps after high school and one of his plum assignments was serving as a photographer in Hawaii - not yet a state. He graduated from Denver University in 1952 and then headed to Germany with the Army. He returned to the states having decided to go into the ministry and graduated from Denver Theological Seminary in 1958. He married Donna Wirth that same year. He felt a call to return to the military as a chaplain, this time in the Navy, and joined in 1960. He served in the Navy until 1977. One of his assignments was on the U.S.S. Okinawa which provided support to the troops in Vietnam - a significant experience for him. After retirement he took on pastorate of Faith Chapel in Pleasanton, CA until 1991. He moved to Sequim in 1994 and begun perhaps the most satisfying part of his  career as a writer and missionary to Ukraine. He fell in love with the people of Ukraine - consulting with the military with using chaplains, organizing the funding of an orphanage and providing tangible aid for refugees. He wrote 8 books about his personal faith journey and work in Ukraine. He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Celia, son-in-law Steve, grandchildren Cody and Zoe, five siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

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