Dr. Michael Brown became the sixth Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in February, 2009. His dynamic leadership inspires one of the largest congregations in New York City, and has a national and international reach.

A North Carolina native, Dr. Brown has served several United Methodist congregations across that state, most recently as the formerly Senior Minister of Centenary United Methodist Church, a 3,900-member congregation in Winston Salem, as well as taught Ethics (University of North Carolina-Asheville), New Testament (High Point University), and Congregational Change (Wake Forest University). In 2012, Pfeiffer University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters.

A noted speaker and frequent lecturer addressing both religious and secular groups, he designs his message to meet the specific needs of the particular audience using humor and anecdotes to describe a philosophy of life assured to bring meaning, joy, and hope to those who practice it. Dr. Brown has also written six books (including Bottom Line Beliefs, and his latest book A Five-Mile Walk) and is contributing author to eleven others, including 1995's "Great American Preachers" book series. Dr. Brown and his wife Page, are the proud parents of four children: Adam, Alison, Katharine and Zachary.

The racial, socioeconomic, sexual orientation/identity, age, multinational, multidenominational and multicultural makeup of Marble Church is a visible witness to plurality, diversity and the brotherhood/sisterhood of a faith community. We feel that what we are speaks boldly to a nation and world that is suffocating by divisiveness and gridlock.

- Dr. Michael B. Brown