Dr. Zane Brown receives award | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 17, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 15, 2017 at 10:39 am
By VICKI BROWN
If you don’t know Zane Brown, you probably know of him. He has been an important fixture in Colleton County for over 23 years.
On Monday Nov. 6, Dr. Zane Brown was awarded 2017 South Carolina Outstanding Director of Missions of the Year at the South Carolina Baptist Convention in Columbia.
Brown’s official job is director of missions for Colleton County. He works as a local missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention, and assists the 32 churches under his care. Not only does he help the churches with a variety of endeavors, but he also assists and gives direction to the pastor of each of those churches.
His responsibilities include helping pastors maintain longevity in their churches, assisting churches in finding pastors, facilitating a weekly minister’s conference, running a counseling center, planting new churches, promoting international and domestic mission trips, providing training to pastors and laity, teaching crisis intervention, training chaplains at Colleton Medical Center (and was a former chaplin for First Responders,) hosting World Changer and Mission Serve projects, prayer-walking Colleton County schools, encouraging laity to tutor and mentor at-risk kids, sponsoring a multitude of faith-based projects and benevolent needs, working with DSS for the Colleton Roland Marchant Men’s Ministry Christmas Project, and pastoring Nova Church, a church plant. Just to name a few.
Brown said he was shocked to receive this major award. At first, he wasn’t even sure they had the right man. He also stated that he did not work for awards.
“At this point in the ministry God has entrusted to me, my strongest desire is to assist churches, whether large or small, to become spiritually healthy community changers. It’s not size, but impact that makes a church successful. If you have a positive impact on your community for the Lord Jesus, the fruit will come,” Brown said.
At 63, he is still working hard to achieve his goals and has no plans to slow down anytime soon.