The Reverend Robert L. Brown


"A 'cradle' Episcopalian, I actually grew up at Saint Matthew's before beginning college in the late 1970s. I returned to the parish as the rector in 2003. Prior to seminary I worked as a legislative assistant and aide to Congresswoman Liz Patterson in Washington DC and in Spartanburg.

"I am passionate about the work of the Church to bring about the Kingdom of God. We are called, as faithful witnesses and disciples, to proclaim Christ in every way.  We do this best when our actions match our words. I believe we have a special obligation to the poor and the outcast, and we must serve as Stewards of God's Creation.  I am currently doing doctoral work at Sewanee to sharpen that focus.  My family, the outdoors, and writing round out a very full life." - Rob Brown

A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA in History, and an MDiv from Sewanee, The University of the South. Rob is married to Sandra McGee Brown, an operating room nurse, and they have two adult children, Zach and Becca.