FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 5, 2009


BISHOP WARNER BROWN JR., FORMER PRESIDENT OF GLIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMES HOME TO PREACH AT GLIDE MEMORIAL CHURCH

Sunday, November 8, 2009


SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Bishop H. Warner Brown Jr., Director for the General Board of Global Ministries has agreed to come back home to Glide where he served as a Board Member for many years and give a sermon in celebration of Reverend Cecil William’s 45th Anniversary with Glide. Bishop Brown is scheduled to provide the sermon for the 9:00AM Celebration.


Bishop Brown has been active in the social justice ministries and program of those communities and church connections where he has been appointed, including serving as Volunteer Police Chaplain, trustee of the Glide Foundation, vice-chair of the Community Advisory Commission for Alameda County Medical Center, member of the Governing Board of United Way for Kern County and chair of the Board of Directors for the Bakersfield Homeless shelter. He is recipient of the Outstanding Leadership and Service Award for Emergency Response Ministries, given by United Methodist Committee on Relief (1996), and of a Congressional Commendation from Congresswoman Barbara Lee (1998).


In 2007, Bishop Brown was advisor for the United Methodist Church’s first Global Young People’s Convocation, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently serves as a Director for the General Board of Global Ministries.


Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. was born the only child of Ida and Warner Brown in Baltimore, Maryland. Bishop Brown is married to Minnie Jones Brown. Their family includes Catina Marie Harvin, Warner Brown III and Calvin Brown.


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