Elder Valerie K. Brown

Dr. Valerie Kay Brown is affectionately known by partners of “The Mount” as Elder Valerie. Now serving as the Executive Pastor, she was ordained an Elder of Administration and licensed to preach the gospel in 2002, and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2009.

Elder Valerie brings a wealth of academic and practical knowledge to the position in which she holds. Elder Valerie’s financial and administrative education and professional training is an asset to Mount Lebanon and the body of Christ at large. Her academic preparation includes a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Virginia State University and a Doctorate in Management degree from The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Elder Valerie K. Brown is committed in her mandate to stand beside her husband and assist him in all that God has planned for him in his ministerial journey. She joyfully serves in this capacity. As a co-laborer in the gospel, she is gifted with the ability to teach God’s word with a plain, simple, practical approach illustrated with every day life experiences which is easily understood by all.

Elder Valerie has authored two Creation House Publications: The Mis-Education of the Christian: Your Guide to Financial Freedom and What’s in a Title: A New Leadership Paradigm. She is the proud mother of two children, James and Kimberly, one daughter-in-law, Keshia and one grandson, James Emmanuel.


The Miseducation of the Christian by Dr. Valerie K. Brown

Dr. Valerie K. Brown, author of “The Miseducation of the Christian,” argues the focus of the Christian community needs to shift from how much one makes – to how much one gives away.

From her perspective as a Certified Public Accountant and Executive Pastor, she shares biblical principles of money management. Dr. Brown explains that having debt should not be a standard way of living and that “money isn’t evil, what we do with and for money is.”

The Miseducation of the Christian is available for purchase at The Mount’s Online Shop and Amazon.

I have been EDucated. I have employed several of the strategies identified & continue to teach my children and others how to put these strategies in motion for future success. – DJ

This book managed to layout a practical plan in simple language and helped me realize that my financial situation was a series of poor choices, but that with discipline I can turn my situation around. I’ve taken control of my financial situation, by becoming more mindful of where my money goes. Thank you, Dr. Brown! – K. Scott

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