About the Pastor


The Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Henry Brown is an ordained Elder and Senior Pastor of Ezion-Mount Carmel UMC and Campus Minister of The Wesley Foundation (Methodist Student Association) of Delaware State University. “Pastor B” as she is lovingly known has a passion for kingdom building, kingdom living and loving the one and only King Jesus. In addition, she serves as the DSU Theatre Director and advisor to the DSU Theatre Honor Society and Drama Club.

The Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Henry Brown is from Odessa, Delaware and raised in Dover, Delaware. She completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Theatre at Kansas State University where she began her journey into student leadership, visioning, training and implementing programs, using her creative strengths. Pastor B received her Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in PA in 2005 and her Doctor of Ministry
at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 2011.

Accepting her call to ministry in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference at Lee Haven United Methodist Church and Whatcoat United Methodist Church. A servant leader, her journey in the Peninsula – Delaware Conference, has included pastor churches on the Salisbury and Easton districts, Easton District Superintendent and Director of Connectional Ministry.

As a mom, grandmother, pastor and friend, Pastor B believes in her heart that – “It is not about us, but all about God!” Her favorite scripture is Matthew 25:35-40; “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’   “Then the
righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?   When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?   When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’   “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Pastor B prays daily, “God how may I serve you this day?”