Teresa Fry Brown

Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Candler School of the Theology. She is the author of African American History & Devotions: Readings and Activities for Individuals, Families, and Communities (available at Abingdon Press, Cokesbury, and Amazon) , Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation (available at Fortress Press and Amazon), as well as several other publications.

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 also co-editor with Jessica Anschutz of Healing Fractured Communities (Palmetto, 2024) and coauthor with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Sustaining While Disrupting: The Challenge of Congregational Innovation (Fortress, 2022). His previous books include The Adept Church: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Abingdon Press, 2020); Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations; 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.