Brian K. Brown

Brian K. Brown serves as Senior Pastor at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He has earned degrees from Virginia Union University, Howard University, Samuel DeWitt School of Theology, and United Theological Seminary. Rev. Brown has served as an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference since 2000, and he was recognized in 2021 by Volunteer Fairfax as a Community Champion.

Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

F. Douglas Powe, Jr., is director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and holds the James C. Logan Chair in Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Adept Church: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Abingdon Press, 2020), available at Cokesbury and Amazon. He is also co-author with Jasmine Smothers of Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations (Abingdon Press, 2015), available at Cokesbury and Amazon. His previous books include New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations; Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith; and Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations.

Leading Ideas Brian Brown in-depth interview

How can leaders respond to conflict in healthier, more productive ways? Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe Jr. interviews Brian Brown on perspectives and practices…