Bachelor of Science, Texas Wesleyan College, 1945; Bachelor of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1948; DRE, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950.
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Greenwood, Texas, 1941-1946; pastor, First Baptist Church, Pickneyville, Illinois, 1950-1954; pastor, First Baptist Church, Vandalia, Illinois, 1954-1979; pastor, First Baptist Church, Sandoval, Illinois, 1980-1986; pastor, Fairman Baptist Church, Sandoval, 1988-1990. Board directors Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, 1952-1965, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, Mill Valley, California, 1966-1972.
Member Illinois Baptist State Association (president 1967-1968, chairman of the executive committee 1967-1968), Vandalia Rotary Club (president 1970-1971).
Son of Robert Lee Brown and Rowena Maddox. Divorced; children: William Lee, Charles Gene.