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Todd Brown: May 16, 1957 — March 22, 2013


Missionary Todd Brown died March 22, 2013, succumbing to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash 40 days earlier. He is dearly missed by his family and friends. This site was Todd’s personal blog, and it remains today as a tribute to his life and work.

Todd’s final blog post before the accident was entitled Entering into Destiny:

By now you probably know that I am a hand drummer, and have been using this gift to make relationships with people, and bring them into an understanding of the nature and character of God.

I would have to say that I too am learning day by day, who this great creator is, and what his purposes are for my life in this season.

Here in Jamaica we face a war in the sphere of music, and the Lord is unlocking doors for me to be a part of the Gospel Reggae world ! I enjoy the music with a message and a nice beat, and Red Tones band, founded by Claudius and Toni England, have given me an opportunity to reach into this area of ministry. Thus far I have joined them for Betta Tomorrow, Jazz and Blues, and Bring back the Love,bring back the peace, all concerts where we lift up Jesus Christ in a reggae style. As I move along in Gods pathway for me, I am sensing a shifting in how my service will look, even as I seek Gods direction, and His timing. I know that one needs to step out boldly in this world of choices, and sometimes it comes with a certain amount of risk to a comfort level one grows accustom, but I know that I must step out in faith, and trust my leaders, and most of all, the Lord himself. The whole fact that I am being accepted into this musical world is a great honor, as Jamaicans are a very proud people, and I give God thanks for the opportunity to do what I love, for the one I love. Praise God, and all glory and honor to him.

Entering into Destiny was originally posted Feb. 7, 2013.

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Held at Mountain Bible Church in Los Gatos, California, April 13, 2013. A Jamaican service was held April 4, 2013, at The Meeting Place in Montego Bay.

Please share this link with whomever you feel would want to view Todd’s memorial service: http://youtu.be/36sazMytjyY

Please direct any gifts or donations in Todd’s memory to YWAM Jamaica. We believe Todd would be honored if anyone made a donation to YWAM, as he himself often helped missionaries there.

View photos from Todd’s camera (click on image) —

Todd Brown's Life -- Flickr album


Final goodbyes

Todd Brown at Flickr

Darin Brown, Todd’s brother, and Mark Adams, an elder at Mountain Bible Church, traveled to Jamaica last week to say their final goodbyes to a brother and friend. A memorial service for Todd was held at The Meeting Place in Montego Bay, April 4. If you click on the image above, you can view photos of this trip. More images and video to follow in the coming days.

Here is a video of Claudius England, performing “Congo Man Hold Strong,” at the memorial service: