ATLANTA – State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) welcomed Dr. Robert Brown, minister at Rome First United Methodist Church, to the Georgia House of Representatives as he served as the “Chaplain of the Day” on Monday, March 10, 2014.
“I am honored that Dr. Brown was able to share his message of faith with this body,” said Rep. Dempsey. “His message was inspirational, and as we near the end of our legislative session, it was a great reminder that through our faith, we can do anything.”
As “Chaplain of the Day,” Dr. Brown gave a brief sermon and led the Georgia House of Representatives in prayer and the pledge of allegiance before legislative action began for the day.
Dr. Brown was born and raised in Atlanta and is a fifth generation native of the city. He graduated from Brookhaven Elementary and Cross Keys High School, both in DeKalb County. He has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Biology, with a minor in Broadcast Journalism, and graduated from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Additionally, he holds the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of Chicago-McCormick Theological Seminary. Dr. Brown has served United Methodist Churches for 30 years across North Georgia as an ordained elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Currently, he is the lead pastor at Rome First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Brown is married to Denise Cheek Brown from Temple, Georgia, and the couple has two daughters: Christine and Caroline. Christine is a senior at The Georgia Institute of Technology, where she will graduate in May of 2014. Caroline is a sophomore at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and is distinguished as The Margaret Pitts Scholar at Wesleyan College.
Representative Katie Dempsey represents the citizens of District 13, which includes portions of Floyd County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2006, and currently serves as the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources. She also serves on the Rules, Economic Development and Tourism, Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications, Health and Human Services, and Higher Education committees.