The Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown Announced As Friday Night Preacher

January 23, 2020

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is delighted to announce that we will welcome the Reverend Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, to keynote the Opening Celebration on Friday night, April 24, 2020.

The Rev. Dr. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, a chaired professorship created in 1986 with a gift from B. Jackson Bandy that is considered by many to be the country’s premier chair in homiletics. Fry Brown has taught at Candler since 1994, and in 2010, she became the first African American woman to attain the rank of full professor. She also served as the Director of Candler’s Black Church Studies program until 2015.

Fry Brown’s research interests include homiletics, womanism, womanist ethics, socio-cultural transformation, and African diaspora history focusing on African American spiritual values. In addition to five monographs and four books, she has written articles and chapters for over a dozen more, including Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation (Fortress Press, 2008); Can A Sister Get a Little Help: Advice and Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry (Pilgrim Press, 2008); and Weary Throats and New Song: Black Women Proclaiming God’s Word (Abingdon Press, 2003).



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