Bartholomew Orr

Senior Pastor, Brown Missionary Baptist Church

Bartholomew Orr is the Senior Pastor of Brown Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Orr has served in this capacity since 1989. 

Bartholomew Orr began preaching in 1981 at the age of eleven. He was licensed to preach in 1983 and ordained in 1986. He was elected pastor of Brown Missionary Baptist Church on January 25, 1989. Under his leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth, spiritually and numerically.  Pastor Orr and his wife, Valarie have four sons; Bartholomew II, Valiant Bates, Bradford and Brandon.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Germantown, TN in 2003, and his undergraduate degree in Humanities from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN in 1991. Presently, Pastor Orr is pursuing a D.Min degree from Union University in Jackson, TN. Pastor Orr is married to Valerie and they have four sons; Bartholomew II, Valiant Bates, Bradford and Brandon.