Rev. Dr. Brian K. Brown, Pastor


As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Brown  has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at Woodlawn | Faith UMC for over ten years. He and his wife have four children. Brown has ministered in many countries. Pastor Brown is passionate about missionary work and has a heart for the poor and those who are marginalized Rev. Dr. Brian K. Brown became the pastor of Woodlawn-Faith on July 1, 2016.

     Rev. Brown completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Union University and his theological education at Howard University and Samuel DeWitt School of Theology, where he received his M.Div. He received his D.Min. from United Theological Seminary with a focus on missional growth empowered by the Holy Spirit. Ordained an elder in the Virginia Conference in 2000, he served there as associate pastor at Belmont United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia and as senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Churchill, Virginia, both congregations partnering in a ministry of racial reconciliation.While serving as senior pastor at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, attendance grew by more than 20% per year and a satellite campus was added.

     From 2008-2011 Rev. Brown was the teaching pastor at Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, where he was appreciated as a spiritual leader who connected with the diverse spectrum of Christ followers. From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016, Rev. Brown served as Superintendent for the Ohio River Valley District in West Ohio. In 2015-16, he served as the Dean of the Bishop’s Cabinet, interim pastor of Epiphany United Methodist Church in Cincinnati and a delegate to Jurisdictional Conference In January 2016, the West Ohio Conference delegation to the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences endorsed Rev. Dr. Brian Brown as an Episcopal candidate (Bishop) in The United Methodist Church 

     Rev. Brown is happily married to Candace, and they have four children, Brian II, a graduate from Howard University, Brianna a Junior at the University of Michigan, Brielle is in ninth grade and Bria is in seventh grade in Alexandria, Va.

We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God (without error). We believe in one true living God who eternally exists in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception and virgin birth. We believe Jesus came down from heaven and offered himself as an atonement for the sins of mankind when He died on the cross. Three days later, He was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Leadership Team 
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ

Vision 20/20: is a development project which includes a major capital campaign. The use of the capital campaign is intended to maximize the overall mission and ministry at WoodlawnFaith United Methodist Church. Vision20/20: is designed with four (4) phases in mind. It is designed to be a transformation process that educates the body, creates interest, and passion for the next faith filled steps at Woodlawn Faith.Vision 20/20: is based on the listening sessions held in 2016 along with input from prayer walks that have been held. Vision2020: is developed around a four missional focus that employs several fundamental goals for moving Woodlawn faith into the next dimension. The four missional prospective consist of Evangelism, Justice and Service, leadership and discipleship. The targeted goals are missional, educational, worship attendance, relationship/educational goals and physical goals.