Distinguished Preacher Series

First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach is pleased to have some of the best preachers in the country as guests for our Distinguished Preacher Series. 

  • Dr. Michael Brown

    January 28, 2018

    Dr. Michael Brown has been the Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City since 2009. He is the recipient of both the Circuit Rider Certificate of Merit from The United Methodist Church and the John L. Borchert Award for Christian Communications, and has served as preacher for The Protestant Hour radio program. Dr. Brown is the author of six books and a contributing author to eleven others. He has been included in the "Great American Preachers” book series and in 2012 was a consultant for the Broadway show Grace. He has taught at The University of North Carolina-Asheville, New Testament at High Point University, and Congregational Change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. A frequent lecturer, preacher and motivational speaker, addressing both religious and secular groups, Dr. Brown uses humor and anecdotes to describe a philosophy of life assured to bring meaning, joy, and hope to those who practice it.

  • Dr. Steve Eason

    February 18, 2018

    Dr. Steve Easton is the former Senior Pastor of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, the fourth largest church in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  He has served on the Board of Trustees of Union Presbyterian Seminary and currently working with Macedonian Ministries in Atlanta.  Dr. Eason is not only an accomplished author, but has preached in pulpits around the globe.

  • Dr. Will Willimon

    january 27, 2019

    Dr. William Willimon is an American theologian and bishop in the United Methodist Church.  He is currently Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School.  He is the former Dean of the Chapael at Duke University and is considered by many as one of America's best-known and influential preachers.  A Pulpit & Pew Research on Pastoral Leadership survey determined that he was one of the two most frequently read writers by pastors in mainline Protestantism.  His books have sold over a million copies.  He is also Editor-At-Large of The Christian Century.

  • Dr. Thomas Tewell

    March 9, 2014

    Dr. Thomas Tewell is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who has served congregations throughout the United States, including Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Dr. Tewell has taught seminars on preaching, leadership and stewardship at numerous seminars and divinity schools.

  • Dr. Thomas Long

    January 11, 2015

    Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching; Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology. Distinguished author and preacher, he is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers, and a popular presenter at preaching conferences worldwide.

  • Dr. William Carl, III

    January 25, 2015

    Dr. William Carl, III, is the Past-President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as well as a professor of homiletics. Prior to coming to the seminary, he served as pastor of the 1,700-member First Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Dr. Carl is the author of eight books and multiple scholarly articles and reviews.

  • Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor

    January 17, 2016

    Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College in Georgia. An Episcopal priest since 1984, she is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World.

  • Dr. William Carl, III

    JANUARY 22, 2017

    Dr. William Carl, III, is the Senior Pastor of the 2,200- member Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.  He is the Past-President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and former pastor of the 1,700-member First Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Dr. Carl is the author of eight books and multiple scholarly articles and reviews.

  • Dr. Sally Brown

    March 19, 2017

    Sally A. Brown, a Presbyterian pastor since 1980, is the Elizabeth M. Engle Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Seminary, Princeton, NJ. Among her interests is the way preaching can strategically shape a congregation's practices of worship and witness.

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Delray Beach, Florida  33483