By Miriam Raftery and Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
Photo via El Cajon Citizens of the Year
February 1, 2022 (El Cajon) – Pastor Harold Brown overcame homelessness and other hardships to become a community leader dedicated to helping others. As founder and CEO of the East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) in El Cajon, he championed programs that have helped thousands of people escape homelessness and find hope instead of despair. Brown was also senior pastor of Christian Fellowship of El Cajon.
Following a long battle with lung cancer, he was hospitalized last week with pneumonia and passed away yesterday morning.
Community leaders voiced sorrow as well as praise for Rev. Brown’s remarkable achievements.