In this dedicated area you will find the words, teachings and messages of hope of our inspirational former Senior Minister, Dr. Michael B. Brown.



A Conversation between Dr. Michael Brown and Stepdaughter Alison Haile

These two intimate sit down’s with Dr. Brown offer a glimpse into the life of our very own Senior Minister.

#TalkToMe Video Series on Huffington Post
Sitting down together in the quiet sanctuary of Marble Collegiate Church, Dr. Michael B. Brown and stepdaughter Alison Haile begin their ‪#‎TalkToMe project. An intimate conversation unfolds between stepfather and stepdaughter about their blended family, with advice on becoming a new parent, thoughts on church and shared faith. It is a warm, loving exchange, full of mutual respect. Blended family can truly be a blessing.

BuildingNY: New York Stories - Dr. Michael B. Brown

In this intimate sit down between Dr. Michael Brown and interviewer Michael Stoler, as they film a segment of BuildingNY: New York Stories, we get an opportunity to glimpse into the life of our very own Senior Minister. This friendly exchange takes a deeper look into the early life of Dr. Brown, his ministry, family, thoughts about Church and coming to Marble Collegiate Church.

Dr. Michael B. Brown was the Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church from February 2009 to April 2018. Dedicated to Marble’s legacy of acceptance and outreach, Dr. Brown expanded the church’s ministry worldwide via interactive technology through live streaming Worship, his Talk Back sessions and online Small Groups. He is the recipient of both the Circuit Rider Certificate of Merit from The United Methodist Church and the John L. Borchert Award for Christian Communications, and has served as preacher for The Protestant Hour and Day 1 radio programs. His bi-monthly podcast, Practical Faith offers practical advice to enrich the spirit. As Senior Minister of Marble, Dr. Brown has been featured on Faith based Holiday specials on NBC, CBS and PBS. Dr. Brown is the author of seven books and a contributing author to eleven others. He has been included in the "Great American Preachers” book series and in 2012 was a consultant for the Broadway show Grace. His latest book is A Five-Mile Walk. He is also a regular contributor to Thrive Global and Huff Post. He has taught at The University of North Carolina-Asheville, New Testament at High Point University, and Congregational Change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. A frequent lecturer, preacher and motivational speaker, addressing both religious and secular groups, Dr. Brown uses humor and anecdotes to describe a philosophy of life assured to bring meaning, joy, and hope to those who practice it.