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. 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. Michael Brown

    January 26, 2020

    Dr. Michael Brown retired as the Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. 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.

Past Distinguished Preachers


  • Dr. Thomas Tewell

    March 9, 2014

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  • Dr. Thomas long

    January 11, 2015

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  • Dr. William Carl III

    January 25, 2015

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  • Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor

    January 17, 2016

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  • Dr. William Carl III

    January 22, 2017

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  • Dr. Sally Brown

    March 19, 2017

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  • Dr. Michael Brown

    January 28, 2018

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  • Dr. Steve Eason

    February 18, 2018

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