Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Brown as Chaplain of the Week from June 29-July 3. This week’s Chaplain of the Week program is supported by Bob and Becky Brymer.
Dr. Brown will lead the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 29 in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, titled “Choosing to be Christian,” is based on Matthew 25:31-45.
For those who wish to attend worship, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained Sundays between 7:30-10:30 a.m., valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.
Dr. Brown will also preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday for Chaplain’s Hour in Orchestra Hall. Please note that Chaplain’s Hour will not be held Friday, due to the holiday. His overall Chaplain’s Hour theme for the week will be “Believing and Behaving.”
A complimentary Chaplain’s Hour Pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.
At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Brown will lead Evening Prayer & Praise, held at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.
Dr. Brown is currently Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church, Reformed Church in America, in New York City, N.Y.
A native of Asheboro, N.C., Dr. Brown was ordained in The United Methodist Church in 1974.
He graduated from High Point University in High Point, N.C., earned a M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, N.C., and earned a D.Min. in preaching from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J. He was also awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.
Until 2009, he served churches in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
In January 2009, after more than 10 years at the 4,000-member historic Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., Dr. Brown became Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church, a congregation pastored for 52 years by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking.
Dr. Brown has taught ethics at the College for Seniors at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, the New Testament at High Point University, and congregational change at Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He is the author of seven books, including Bottom Line Beliefs and Making the Timeless Word Timely, and is a contributing author to 11 other books.
Dr. Brown is the recipient of the Harry Denman Award from The United Methodist Church and the John L. Borchert Award for Christian Communications.
He has served as preacher for The Protestant Hour and Day One radio programs. Currently, his radio show, Simple Faith, airs each week on WOR radio with an audience from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Marble Collegiate’s worship services are telecast in the New York, Connecticut and the New Jersey area, and can also be viewed globally online. Dr. Brown is a frequent lecturer, preacher and motivational speaker, addressing both religious and secular groups.
He is married to Page Plummer Brown, a native of Richmond, Va. They are the parents of four children, Adam, Alison, Zachary and Katharine.