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Phillip Brown, born in Detroit Michigan, July 3rd, 1964 and raised in Elba, Alabama, is the tenth of twelve children of the late Hayward and Jean Brown. He is married to the former Diane Jones of Birmingham, Alabama. They currently reside in the Birmingham area. They have six adult daughters and often enjoy the company of their six grandchildren.
Phillip graduated in 1982 from Elba high school. He served as the president of the Student’s Council during his senior year and graduated in the top twenty five percent of his class. Although he had no political goals or ties early on he soon discovered that his desire to go to college and study to be a minister would lead him in a direction that inevitably made politics an important part of his destiny.
Phillip attended Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama where he pursued a Bachelor Degree in Ministry and Biblical Studies. While studying at Faulkner University he began performing leadership roles as he was selected to head up a young ministerial team to provide preaching services to small congregations in need of a temporary minister. After graduating Cum Laude in 1986 Phillip began preaching and has served several congregations over the last thirty years in the Montgomery and Birmingham areas.
In his work as a minister Phillip discovered that often there is a disconnect, with people of strong religious values, between their political views and their moral or religious views. For several years he struggled with that irony while not wanting to get involved with the political arena. Eventually it became evident that in order to address the issues that affect the lives of his church members Phillip needed to address the political as well as the spiritual concerns of those he served in the church.
In the 2006 Phillip began reaching out to the Republican Party to become more aware of the political process. It wasn’t till the 2008 presidential election that he realized that he needed, more than ever, to become involved. After several phone calls and visits to various republican club meeting around the Birmingham area he came into contact with the Alabama Minority GOP. He met with Chairman Darrius Foster during the 2011 winter meeting and began working with the party as a member of the Birmingham chapter.
In January of 2012 Phillip became the Chairman of the ALMGOP’s Birmingham chapter and began working to assist candidates in Jefferson county judicial races. Phillip has assisted in increasing the visibility and membership of the ALMGOP. In October of 2012 Phillip was elected State Chairman of the ALMGOP and is now serving his third, two year term of office.
As state chairman for the Alabama Minority Republican Party Phillip also serves on the steering committee of the Alabama Republican Party and the steering and executive committees of the Jefferson County Republican Party. In December of 2012 he was appointed by Governor Bentley to serve as a commissioner for the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Commission and was reappointed by Governor Kay Ivey in 2017. He has recently received an appointment by Governor Kay Ivey in September of 2017 to the board of Alabama Board of Registered Interior Design. In addition to his many political responsibilities Phillip serves an associate minister for the Bessemer 24th St Church of Christ in Birmingham Alabama and also works as a teacher for the Jefferson County Board of Education.