Details of his life and work beyond that have proven difficult to find. An August 19, 1947 article in The Picket, the newspaper of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, notes that a John Ward Brown was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Martinsburg at the time; it is likely, but not 100% certain, that they are the same person.
Robert H. Ellison
The User Guide for the Library of Appalachian Preaching is a Google Sheet that can be searched, sorted, and downloaded for offline use.
At the moment, Brown has only one sermon in the Library; it has a Guide of its own so the records will be complete. It includes the title, sermon text, and so on. This information is available in the master list of sermons as well.
John Ward Brown
“How Well Do You Know God?,” based on John 17:3, is the 13th sermon in Voices from Templed Hills (Parkersburg, WV: Baptist Banner Publishing Co., 1927). At the time of its publication, Brown was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grafton, West Virginia.