Supervisor Linda Smyth
Chairman: Reverend James E. Browne, Sr., was elected
Pastor of The Second Baptist Church on July 19, 1972
(located on Costner Drive in Falls Church, Virginia).
His chief ambition has been to fulfill, as much as possible,
the dreams of his predecessor -- the Reverend W.E. Costner.
I have received notice that this important citizen of
the Providence District will be retiring soon.
Browne was born in Texarkana, Arkansas and reared in
Texarkana, Texas. He earned B.S. and M.S. Degrees in
Electrical Engineering and attended numerous schools
to earn the M.A. in Theology and Doctor of Divinity.
The degrees in religious education and in theology were
earned at the Hamilton State University of Tuscon, Arizona.
Browne is active in many civic and religious organizations
Arlington Community Action Board of Directors, where
he provides assistance to underprivileged children
Northern Virginia Baptist Association, where he was
the moderator for many years
Virginia Progressive National Baptist Convention
Baptist General Convention of Virginia
Lott Carey Foreign Mission
he served as the honorary President of the Northern
Virginia Baptist Sunday School Convention
Browne is a life member of the Fairfax County Branch
of the NAACP and was with the Oregon Branch of the NAACP
for many years. In fact, he was even present during
the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
Reverend Browne has had a great impact on the Northern
Virginia region and Commonwealth of Virginia. Therefore,
I move that we recognize Reverend Browne for his 32
years of service to the community and County at our
January 24, 2005 meeting.