Darren Brown – Journey from Drug Dealer And Incarceration To Teacher and Author

On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio, host Melvin Merritt talks with Darren Brown about his childhood, his drug dealing, incarceration and redemption. Darren Brown spent much of his childhood trying to protect and provide for his brother and sister. This led him to dealing drugs at a young age, a profession he followed up to the point when he was arrested and convicted for his crimes. It was the love and support of Darren’s wife Tonya and children as well as an awakening to Christ that turned his life around. Darrin now works with children at the Christian Daycare he and his wife own as well as at Success Academy at Anderson here in Kansas City.

You can find out more about Darren and his book on his FB page https://www.facebook.com/DBrown100 If you want Darren to come and speak to your group, class or event you can call him at 816-260-1549.

You can also find information about Darren’s book BUG, Straight Talk and Tonya Brown’s book, A Woman’s Worth The True Story of A Wife’s Love That Upheld A Family & Reached The Depths of A Husband behind Bars, at http://www.wisdomcries.info/index2.html Brown’s Christian Academy and Daycare can be reached at 816-561-2809.


The Hilltop Saddle Club’s 23rd Annual Rodeo will be August 23rd and 24th at Benjamin Stables, 6401 East 87th Street, KCMO. The fun starts at 7PM both nights. Some of the events featured will be calf roping, steer wrestling, bareback riding and bull riding. Prices are Adults $10.00, Kids 6-11 $5.00 and kids 5 and under free. For more information contact JR Bruce 816-716-9537 or check out www.hilltopsaddleclub.com

The [email protected] Event will be held on September 7, 2013 at the Truman Forum Auditorium in the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library. In order to attend this event, we are asking each attendee to contribute to the experience by sharing about their summer volunteer service experiences. Please fill out the form at our website, http://tedxyouthstatelineroad.com/event-registration/ You will receive an email confirmation of your completed registration, upon receipt and review. A key piece of this registration is a link to a 20 second video submission, describing the big idea that you have taken away from your service work. Tickets to this event are free to all volunteers and contributors. If you have questions or concerns, please email Beth Sarver at [email protected] Yes, your service work could have been done within a group or for another organization! We want to hear about the big ideas that you took away with you. Please note that video submissions are due by August 26th. (Any remaining tickets will be sold for $10 for youth, ages 13-24 and $15 for Adults 24+). If you would like to purchase tickets before August 26th, Contact Beth Sarver.

Voices Of The People’s 4th Annual ‘Unity In The Community Food & Clothing Drive is Saturday August 31st, 2013: 10:00am-9:00pm, Seven Oaks Park, 39th and Jackson, KCMO. There will be drill teams, games, haircuts, vendors, Motorcycle Clubs Bike lineups and more! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live entertainment, spiritual and informational speakers. Bring family and friends for a fun filled day! Please bring donations of can goods and slightly used clothing. For more information please contact Voices of the People at 816-651-0044.

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