KISH: Tell us about you..
I am the Overseer William Brownlee of Emmanuel Christian Center I am a husband to Lady Talia Brownlee a father with three sons, William A. Brownlee, Jr., Ty A. Brownlee, Takai Whiting-Scott and one daughter Trinity Grace Brownlee who are also known as my legacies. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA., first in the projects of Philadelphia, then down the bottom of west philly. My spiritual journey began at The Church of New Hope and Faith located in the heart of West Philadelphia, under the leadership and tutelage of Bishop James McNeal Jr. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, on a full athletic scholarship from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. I later went on to pursue his Master of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary in King of Prussia, PA. I began serving as a motivational speaker for the Youth Empowerment Program as a keynote speaker for the Men of Excellence Foundation, both in Philadelphia and at preaching engagements across the country. The presence of God has always been with me even throughout my childhood. The impartation and cultivation that I received in my younger years under Bishop James McNeal Jr. prepared me for the call and mandate that God placed upon my life.In 2016 God gave me a vision and name for a church that would be the spiritual foundation for the non- believers and would cultivate the millennial generation. This led to a full sacrifice of my NFL football career and an opportunity of a lifetime. During this time of sacrifice; with the grace, mercy, and favor of God, I founded the Emmanuel Christian Center (ECC) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January of 2017. Since then, the ministry has been growing and thriving making an impact in our community. I am also an entrepreneur and under the leading of the Holy Spirit, I have established Divine Enterprises.It consists of Divine Chosen Realty LLC, Divine Financial Services LLC, DB Divine Encounter LLC, Divine Entertainment, J&W Investments LLC, W/E investment Group LLC, Trinity Investment LLC, T&W Investment Group LLC, William Brownlee Credit Repair, Brownlee Scholarship Fund, Emmanuel Christian Center Inc., Emmanuel Christian Center of Los Angeles, and Emmanuel Christian Center Leadership Academy. In addition to being the CEO of these organizations, Pastor Brownlee has written his first book “Quotes 4 Life” and is now an author.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
William : My dream allows me to be able to help push others towards their purpose. I desire to push the best out of people to see them get to their greatest potential in life. I am a life changer. I love making an impact and seeing change and growth in those in my community. I strive to be an example of change and in the will of God to lead his people.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
William: God inspired me to pursue my dream.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
William: The biggest challenge I’ve faced is having pure support.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
William: What keeps me pushing regardless of the challenges I face is knowing that I have souls attached to me, they watch me and if I quit they’ll end up quitting too. My job is to make sure everyone who is attached to me will win.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
William: Don’t stop dreaming,and whatever you do, don’t stop working until the dream becomes your reality.!