In 1977, R.V. Brown committed his life to Christ and became involved with a college FCA Huddle group. Brown’s experience with FCA paved the way for a life of sports ministry and youth evangelism.
The 16th of 17 children, Brown was a five-sport athlete at Airport High School in West Columbia, S.C. After a four-year football career at South Carolina State University, he graduated with a degree in special education and embarked on a teaching and coaching career within the Chattanooga (TN) Public Schools system. Brown coached multiple boys and girls sports along the way including Brainerd High School, Howard High School and Hixson High School. In 1983, he was named Baseball Coach of the Year for Chattanooga City Schools.
In 1988, Brown founded Outreach To America’s Youth and went into full-time evangelistic ministry. He took his past experiences across the country to churches, prisons, camps, conferences, college campuses, public school assemblies, as well as into more than 40 nations.
A former Tampa Bay Buccaneers team chaplain, Brown has authored two books and became affiliated with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 2008.