Distinguished Preacher Series

Elevate the Power of the Pulpit for Transforming Lives in Jesus Christ

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. 


"Our Distinguished Preacher Series programming over the years has brought to our congregation some of the finest Christian ministers of our time.  Each of them bring a new voice from our pulpit; a new confidence spoken about our faith that allows us to hear God's word filtered by their incredible knowledge and experience that challenges us to be better disciples of Christ.  Each time we welcome them is always a joyful experience creating the wonderful opportunity for new spiritual growth and development." (Rob Tanner) 

  • Dr. Michael Brown

    November 14, 2021

    Dr. Michael Brown is the Pastor of the Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  Prior to his ministry there, he was the Senior Minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, the oldest Protestant church in North America.  He is an accomplished author, preacher, and teacher.

  • Rev. Susan Sparks

    January 23, 2022

    Rev. Susan Sparks, an ex-trial lawyer, turned standup comedian and Baptist minister, is America's only female comedian with a pulpit.  A North Carolina native, Susan's work with humor, healing, and spirituality, has been featured in O Magazine, the New York Times, and on several television networks.  She is an accomplished author and recipient of the Intersections International Award for her interfaith work to promote justice and reconciliation among diverse communities.

  • Dr. Craig Barnes

    January 8, 2023

    Dr. Craig Barnes is the president of Princeton Theological Seminary as well as a professor of pastoral ministry. An accomplished author, his writing and academic work reflect his deep commitment to the theological formation of pastors to lead the church in changing times.

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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  • dr. Will Willimon

    January 27, 2019

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  • dR. mICHAEL bROWN

    jANUARY 26, 2020

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