Dr. Bartholomew Orr is the Senior Pastor of Brown Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Orr has served in this capacity since January 25, 1989. Under his leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth, spiritually and numerically. Despite a large church setting, Pastor Orr works diligently to ensure that Brown maintains a “family-like” atmosphere. He is accessible to every member of his congregation and every member takes pride in receiving a yearly birthday call from their pastor.

Pastor Orr is committed to serving the Mid-South and beyond through community revitalization, wholistic ministry and spiritual transformation. He is currently serving on the boards of Mission Increase, an organization designed to equip Memphis’ nonprofits to take their needed services to the next level and Mid-South Genesis Community Development Corporation, an organization committed to improving the community of Memphis through building stronger families and economic development.

Pastor Orr received his Doctorate Degree in Ministry from Union University. He has always used his passion for education to train and empower other ministers. A dynamic writer, Pastor Orr is the author of three books. His latest book, Outside The Box outlines ways to innovate change in order to propel you and your ministry to the next level. A humble and honorable man, Pastor Orr has had the opportunity to share the gospel with diverse audiences around the world. Pastor Orr is married to his lovely wife Valarie, his best friend of over 30 years. They have been blessed with four sons, Bartholomew II, Valiant Bates, Bradford and Brandon and seven beautiful grandchildren.