Rev Dannell Brown, Ph.D.
Elkhart, IN 46516 • 574-310-7039
Drdannell2@aol.com • LinkedIn
Passionate, faith-oriented pastor and public servant demonstrating exceptional motivation to plan, execute, and lead public worship services. Transformational leader driven by faith and dedication to God's word to cultivate, implement, and ensure alignment with church vision and mission. Proficient in coordinating and supporting church staff in execution of various administrative functions. Spiritual leader demonstrating proven ability to direct and enhance daily church operations while also spearheading spiritual and fellowship activities. Expertise facilitating transition between existing and new programs and ministry initiatives. Adept at establishing, cultivating, and maintaining strengthened interpersonal relationships between community and participation members of church congregation.
Doctoral Candidate, Human Services, Capella University
Doctorate in Biblical Theology, Bethula Seminary
Ph.D., Theology, Columbia University
Doctorate in Christian Counseling Psychology, Carolina University of Theology
Master of Management & Leadership, Western Governors University
Master’s in Healthcare Administration, Western Governors University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Western Governors University
Agape Missionary Baptist Church, Elkhart, IN
Lead Pastor, Founding Pastor, 1999 to Present
Serve as Lead Pastor, planning, executing, and overseeing worship services and events. Train and develop staff and lay leaders to propel coordination of services and events. Direct staff while also ensuring they're equipped with required resources to drive seamless execution of duties. Facilitate assimilation of new members into congregation. Maintain complete oversight of outreach and pastoral efforts, including biblical counseling, wedding, and funeral services.
• Propelled collaborative efforts with Outreach Committee to devise, develop, and implement ministries reaching out to unchurches, inactive, and new community residents.
• Acted as central resource in aiding, overseeing, and coordinating congregation staff.
• Partnered with HR to facilitate screening, hiring, training, and development of non-ordained staff and call ordained staff.
• Conceptualized, developed, implemented, and promoted church visions.
• Drove execution of proven-effective strategies to achieve short- and long-range spiritual and organizational goals.
Additional Experience: Assistant Pastor at Canaan M.B.C, Associate Pastor at St. Marks M.B.C., Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy, and Medical Terminology Instructor at Michiana College, and Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy, and Medical Terminology Instructor at National Education Center.
Board Member, NAACP Elkhart Brach
Board Member, Workforce Development
Board Member, Indiana Plan
Board Member, Salvation Army
Board Member, Church Community Service
National Baptist Convention, USA INC.
Positive Black Man Society
American Certification of Christian Counselor
National Certification of Christian Counselor
Business Man of the Year
NAACP Community Award
Recognized for excellence throughout the community receiving honorary award of two streets being name after the church and myself.