In the vein of Ron Kenoly, Tommy Walker, and Alvin Slaughter, Clint Brown belongs to a short list of worship leaders who have mixed CCM and contemporary gospel stylings in their corporate songs of praise.
Brown got his start playing the trumpet and as the drum major for his high school's marching band. After graduation, his father got him a job as a natural gas pipeline mechanic, a position he left shortly after because it didn't jibe with his musical spirit. He decided to become a traveling church musician, a vocation that would lead him to share the stage with various black instrumentalists. In his travels, he visited Pastor Rod Parsley's World Harvest Church, a megachurch in Columbus, OH, where he would go on to hold the title of music director for six years. Following God's leading, Brown moved to Orlando in 1992 and planted FaithWorld Church, a multi-ethnic congregation that in time grew to a membership of more than 6,000 from over 30 different countries. Yearly, FaithWorld hosts the Judah Music Conference, a teaching series of seminars and workshops aimed at educating churches statewide on the basics of worship, leadership, and ministry. In his years as a worship leader, Brown has recorded more than a dozen albums and composed hundreds of praise songs for the church, including popular contemporary anthems "Say the Name," "I Wanna Be More Like You," "You Are," and "Lord I Live." In addition, his songs have been picked up by several mainstays of gospel, CCM, and praise & worship music, including Kenoly, Vickie Winans, Martha Munizzi, Beverly Crawford, Marcos Witt, and Paul S. Morton. ~ Andree Farias