Carol BrownCarol Brown was raised in a farming community in Iowa for the first 16 years of her life. The family moved to Minnesota where she finished high school and then pursued academics. She met her husband, David, during his internship with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in Minneapolis. They married in 1969. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. While her children were small, she substituted in the local elementary school, helped out at church, and was a stay-at-home Mom.

Carol received a B.A. in Anthropology and Languages from Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and elementary education teaching certification from Boise State College, Boise,  Idaho and an M.A. in College Instruction with special emphasis in English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.  She taught English language for foreign students at North Idaho Jr. College where she was also the foreign student advisor. She taught at Gonzaga University, and Whitworth College.  She was the Education Director for Elijah House Ministries, Post Falls, ID for six years. As representatives of Elijah House the couple ministered in Australia, Germany, Finland and extensively within the U.S. She and her husband spent 8 years in Victoria, B.C. where David supervised the internship of Elijah House Canada.  It was in Canada that Carol began writing as a ministry.

Carol enjoys literature, good conversation and humor, nature, music, kniting, crocheting, and painting.  She and David worship at a bilingual house church, The ROCK-Rio de Via, a bi-lingual fellowship in the Hispanic community of Grand Rapids, Michigan that is affiliated with The ROCK Tribe International.

Statement of Faith

I have taken hold of the eternal life to which I was called when I made my good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [i]   At the age of 18, I was baptized as an expression of my faith in Jesus. I believe that he “died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and then appeared to many witnesses,” 1 Cor 15:3-6.

I believe the good news that Peter preached, Acts 2:14-41, and that Paul preached 1 Cor 15:1-11. I believe we are to depend on the Holy Spirit who conforms us to the character of Jesus, (fruit of the Spirit-Gal 5:16-26) and who equips us with the power of God, (gifts of the Spirit- Rom 12:6-21, 1 Cor 12:1-13, Eph 4:7-13).

I believe “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Tim 16-17. Scripture is to be the standard by which all doctrine and creeds, people and ministries, rulers and ruled are to be measured.

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Heb 13:20-21

[i] 1 Timothy 6:12. This and the other scriptures are from the New International Version

2 Responses to About

  1. Hi, I came across your book years ago, and purchased it through Elijah List. I wanted to ask you a question, I happen to be a highly sensitive, spiritually sensitive. But my background has a lot of trauma, which means there are emotional triggers and racing thoughts. I wanted to find out from you, how do you learn to distinguish what is you, what is from God, or demonic? I am going to be 50 years old and I am still trying to figure this out. Thank you, I look forward to hearing back from you.

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      godsheart@comcast.net says:

      This is a difficult question, especially with trauma in the background coloring your reflexes and expectations. I would say the safest thing would be to explore the possibility of having 2 or 3 trusted friends you can use as a sounding board. I’m talking about friends who will love you regardless and yet be free to tell you when you are listening to the wrong voice. And then using scripture as a guide. Remember that your imagination was God’s idea! God does not usually use His “stained glass” voice when speaking to us; rather, He uses our thoughts and imaginations and so it sounds a lot like “us.” So take what you hear and see it it lines up with Scripture, if it is consistent with your faith community, and if your trusted friends agree…then go for it. Test it out. After a while you will gain confidence.