|(Click photo to enlarge) Edward Brown (2nd row, 3rd from left) 1967 EIU|
Bob Warnsley who worked at the Ko-Op is also in the group.
Edward and I were both industrial arts education majors, and we had one or two classes together. We shared several work hours at the Short Stop; he was an energetic and fun co-worker - had a great laugh. During our senior year, we both student taught at Mattoon High School. We rode together, back and forth from Charleston during that Winter quarter (Late Nov. 1967 to early Mar. 1968); we were out a few days after a brown recluse spider infestation was discovered in the service tunnel / crawl space. Ed graduated in the Spring of 1968 and began a teaching career in Chicago.
Edward later graduated from Chicago State University with a Master's degree in education. He also earned both a Masters of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, specializing in pastoral care of the congregation. Ed was formerly the assistant pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.
These days Dr. Edward C. Brown, Jr. is the senior pastor of the Skokie Valley Baptist Church in Wilmette, Illinois. Edward loves preaching (Listen to a recent sermon at the church's website) and teaching God's Word and has been privileged to preach in many pulpits across the nation and in two countries in Africa. Ed is married, and he and his wife, Diana, have one adult daughter, Camille.