Rev., Dr. Paul Lawrence Brown Sr.

President / Dean

Present Position 

August, 2014 - Present

Miles Memorial CME Church, Washington, DC

Pastoral Experience

August 1998 - July 2014

Faithful Servant & Senior Pastor of 400 member congregation for the 16 years.

Mount Camel CME Church,  Anderson, SC

August 1990 - July 1998

Brooklyn CME Church, Chesney, SC

August 1988 - July 1990

St. Marks CME Church, Springfield, MA  

August 1987 - July 1988

African American Religious Affairs / People for the American Way  -  Consultant  (2012 - Present)

Initiated various Voter Registration & Eductaional  Programs  as well as relevant Civic Programs that  impact the African American Faith Based Community.

World Methodist Council, London, England

(Board Member - 2013)

World Methodist Council, Durban South Africa (Representative - 2011) 

United Theological Seminary (May 1998)                                                          


Newark, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts / Criminal Justice

Dayton, Ohio

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) - (Holistic Preaching for Contemporary Need)

Rutgers University     (May 1996)

Interdenominational Theological Center   (May 1991)

Atlanta, Georgia

Masters of Divinity (Concentration in Homiletics and New Testament)

Served as Spiritual & Pastoral Mentor for more than 20 ministers who have been assigned to various Churches and Minitries across the country.

Dean of Leadership Training School for the New York / Washington Region of the Seventh Episcopal District.

Administrative Assistant to Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr (deceased), Bishop Marshall Gilmore (interim) and Bishop James B. Walker (current).  

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Phillpis School Of Theology, the seminary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and  constituent seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center. We are a center of theological education situated at the intersection of three publics: the Church, the academy and society. In this context we provide a strong emphasis on the theological formation of the mind accompanied by an equally important emphasis on character and ministry formation. For us academic excellence and ministry effectiveness are inextricably linked.


We are firmly committed to the biblical and theological roots of the historic Christian faith and to the contextual and global mission of the Church. We are evangelical and ecumenical, diverse and inclusive. Our curicilum, faculty as well as our campus expand across multiple denominations and cultures.


Our educational mission is national and international in scope, urban and suburban in focus, integrative and specialized in content, residential and regional in location. We express this mission through life together as a worshipping, teaching, studying, and ministering community. We endeavor to carry out this theological mission in the spirit of the biblical mandate to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." We pray God's favorable blessings upon you as you explor many spiritual and educational facets of The Phillips School of Theology.


Yours in the Faith,

Rev. Dr. Paul Lawrence Brown, Sr.

President / Dean, Phillips School of Theology

Phillips School of Theology 

Interdenominational Theological Center

Atlanta, Georgia