Evangelist RV Brown is founder and President of Outreach to America's Youth, Inc. (O.T.A.Y.) RV received his B.S. degree from South Carolina State University. He played football all four years. He received certificates of training from Community Intervention, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also received a certificate from Morehouse School of Medicine and Drug Abuse in the Community.
RV taught special education for several years in the Chattanooga Public School System. During that time he coached football and girls' basketball at Brainerd High School. He also coached football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball at Howard High School and he coached football at Hixson High School. He was voted Baseball Coach of the Year for Chattanooga City Schools in 1983.
RV accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior November of 1977. In 1988 the Lord called RV into full time Evangelism and gave him the vision to found Outreach To America's Youth, Inc. RV travels throughout the world sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people. He carries the message of O.T.A.Y to churches, prisons, retreats, camps, conferences, and college campuses. RV conductsBreaking The Chain school assemblies in middle and high schools. In 2003, RV received the honor of being inducted into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Hall of Champions.
RV Brown is the author of the workbook, Breaking The Chain. This book is used to teach students in small group settings. On Father's Day weekend of 2005, RV released a new book, "Step Up To The Plate, Dad!" This book is a powerful tool in which RV Brown exposes men to the spiritual weapons needed to fight Satan and defend their families. The importance of mothers is strongly emphasized. This Holy Spirit-filled book will encourage, transform, and empower every dedicated reader. Additionally, RV just released hs new book "Commission To PRAY For A Nation" which is available for purchase January 1, 2019. RV is a native of Cayce, South Carolina. He is the 16th of 17 brothers and sisters. He attended Airport high School, where he lettered in five sports. Currently, RV resides in the Tampa, FL area with his wife, Frances, and their two children, Xavier and Sommer.