Tim Brown is an author, educator, coach, and motivational speaker who has inspired youth and adults in the Central Ohio area for more than a decade.  A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Tim received his B.A. degree from Ohio University and began his professional career in Columbus, Ohio where he still resides with his wife of 32 years and children. He currently serves as a Camp Ministry Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), is a licensed ordained minister.


Tim has taught students from elementary to high school and is a former Columbus Public School Behavior Modification Instructor. He, along with his wife Karmen, founded the TAKE-ABC basketball program in 1986 and has coached over 500 student athletes who have received either athletic or academic scholarships to attend college. He has also been a chapel speaker for the Ohio State University, Otterbein College, Ohio Dominican University, and the University of Illinois football teams. Other notable speaking engagements have included the University of Akron Black Male Summit, Ohio University Barbershop Talk Series, Bowling Green State University K.I.N.G. Conference, and the Savannah State University Male Conference.


Tim is the author of  Boys Won’t Be Boys – Empowering Boys to Live Uncommon in a Common World and his newly released book Uncommon Athletes, Filled With Passion, Fueled by Purpose.



What Schools are saying about Boys Won’t Be Boys ….

- Mr. Brown is an amazing mentor who possess and is a an example of the wonderful traits and characteristics that he is trying to instill in these youths. Sarah K. Harding, ED Teacher, Linden McKinley Middle School “Mr. Brown’s passion is to enrich the lives of young men with self- respect, good character, and appropriate behaviors is relentless.” Richard Cox, Behavior Intervention Specialist

Healing A Generation 6

2014 Community Change Agent Award

Bowling Green State University Young Men

Bowling Green State University Young Men