NYC Honorary Street Names

Brown, W.

Apostle William Brown Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Northeast corner of 116th Street and Lenox Avenue
Honoree:  Apostle William Brown (1933-2009) founded Salvation and Deliverance Churches Worldwide, a non-denominational, multicultural ministry in 1975. It is now located at 37 West 116th Street, a six-story building that has been the church’s home since 1978. Apostle William Brown was called to the ministry in the late 1960s after evangelizing for a number of years and leaving a highly successful career as a corporate executive. Since the establishment of the church in 1975, he had over 250 churches in the United States and across the world. The Salvation and Deliverance Churches operate day care centers, clinics, Christian schools, one of the largest Christian resorts on the east coast, Bible Colleges and a transportation enterprise. Its outreach ministry that feeds and clothes the hungry and homeless. Apostle Brown was a member of Larry Jones Feed the Children program and launched 'Christ Not Crack' and 'Hope Not Dope' campaigns when drug addiction was at its highest in Harlem, and hosted revivals in the park preaching the Word of God. His ministry built hospitals and medical clinics in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Zambia, Liberia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Argentina, Jamaica and Haiti. (Perkins)

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