Brown Gwynn

Brown Gwynn

Civic Volunteer; Former Owner, Dixie Farm Store, Inc. and Limestone Farm, Lawn and Worksite

Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY.

Education: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).

Community Support: Brown has served as Trustee Chairman and Chairman of the Board for his church, Memorial United Methodist in Elizabethtown, President of the Mid-America Farm Equipment Dealers Association, National Director of the National Farm Equipment Dealers Association, and President of the Elizabethtown Lions Club.

Occupation: Brown is retired from his position as COO and Chairman of the Board for JHA Legacy, LLC.

Family: Brown is married to his wife, Yvonne.

Why are you volunteering your time on the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin Board? My primary motivation is to give back to the community. But also, I feel as though I owe a debt of gratitude to Baptist Health Hardin. When I suffered a heart attack in 2019, due to the wonderful staff at the hospital, I survived with no heart damage and I was provided with excellent care. I hope that through this position on the Board that I can help ensure the quality of care we’ve grown accustomed to over the years at the hospital continues and even goes forward so that regional patients can get the best care possible.

How was volunteerism encouraged in your family or community? My parents were always giving back to the community through church and through organizations such as Helping Hand of the Heartland. Often, when someone in the community needed help, my father was the person to call, as he would help raise funds to make the situation better. But, neither of my parents wanted any recognition for their acts of service. This left a huge impression on me. I drew lessons from them and from the Bible when it comes to helping my neighbor.

What does gratitude mean to you and what are you grateful for? I’m grateful for the important lessons I’ve learned from heroes like my mother and father, both of whom taught me about faith in the Lord and that if you have faith, things will get better. They taught me to look for the good in people and situations and try to stay positive.