President & CEO, Board Member
J. Craig Brown II brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to his role as president and chief executive officer for Christian Healthcare Ministries. In addition to being a ministry executive, he is also a successful entrepreneur and engaged civic leader.
Craig earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Business Administration from Ohio Christian University, and was awarded a Doctor of Business, honoris causa, from Columbia International University.
Prior to coming to Christian Healthcare Ministries, Craig served as chief relationship officer at Ohio Christian University and previously held a variety of roles there during a time of historic growth. Those roles included special assistant to the president, vice president for advancement, and vice president for entrepreneurship. In addition to serving as the university’s corporate and legislative liaison, he led numerous internal and external initiatives collaborating with a wide spectrum of church and parachurch organizations. He also provided visionary leadership from concept to completion for the university’s Ministry and Performing Arts Center and the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, a public/private collaborative economic development project.
In addition to his career in the non-profit sector, Craig has enjoyed a successful career in the for-profit corporate sector as an entrepreneur. He began his career with an admirable two years of volunteer service to the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he subsequently worked in a variety of roles while a student at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduation, he joined Faxon Machining—a fast-growing single source manufacturing company serving the automobile, defense, aerospace, and oil & gas industries—as an accountant and rose to serve in the role of chief financial officer during a period of historic growth. Subsequently, as an entrepreneur he formed and operated a burgeoning real estate and restaurant holding company for more than a decade.
Craig is also an engaged civic leader. Passionate about the civic engagement of the faith community, he’s active with several organizations including the Family Research Council, the Association of Ohio Commodores, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the Council for National Policy, and serves as Ohio’s state director for the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Craig and his wife reside in Barberton, Ohio, and enjoy spending weekends with their children in central Ohio.