The Most Reverend Craig E. Brown
Presiding 2010 – present

The Most Reverend Craig E. Brown was born the eldest of three children to the late Bishop Eugene and Elect Lady Alpha Brown.  He is a fourth- generation product of the Christ Holy Sanctified Church (CHSC) as his fraternal grandparents, Deacon Raymond and Mother Snow Bird Kerr-Brown and great-grandparents, Jackson and Sallie Major-Kerr were pioneers and workers in the organization saved under Mother A. Money in the 1930’s in Texas.  His maternal grandparents were Bishop Robert Lincoln Searcie and Rose Britton-Searcie, founders of the House of Prayer for all Nations.  His grandmother’s parents, the Brittons, were powerful evangelists on the West Coast.

An accomplished musician (plays three different instruments) and composer-song writer, Bishop Brown arranged and transcribed music scores for Word (Light) and Birthright records and served as the National Director of Music for CHSC 1977 – 1997.  He is also the Senior Pastor of Praise Tabernacle Worship Center in Culver City, CA.

Elected as the 8th presiding bishop of CHSC in 2010 (re-elected in 2016) Bishop Brown continues a legacy (since 1910) of great vision and leadership for the 21st

Century. He believes that the organization is ripe for unprecedented growth, exceeding and abundant blessings, the foundation for holy and righteous living, and the spreading of the Gospel world-wide for the up-building of the Kingdom of God.