Dr. Michael B. Brown
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 Humane Letters. Dr. Brown received his Doctorate in Ministry from Drew Theological School and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University.
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, and just welcomed their first granddaughter, Anderson, this past year.
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