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France Brown, Jr.

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Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Teaching

  • A.A., Blinn College
  • B.A., Texas A&M University
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Educational Leadership)

Bio

France Brown stands as an inspiration to all who long to realize their God-given potential. His is the story of an “Ugly Duckling.” As an at-risk youth growing up in Houston's Third Ward, he was told by many that life for him promised little more than prison and an early grave. But God had other plans.

Today, France serves as the Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Teaching at CBS. He travels nationally and internationally to teach, preach and speak. With God's help, France has impacted the lives and ministries of thousands of pastors and Christian leaders throughout the United States, West Africa and Brazil.

His dynamic teaching ministry as experienced in person and on television (KETH-Houston Up With The Son ), gives life-changing insights into the power of God's Word and transcends culture, race and denomination. France has worked in the political arena, served as a congressional assistant in our nation's capital, taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and served as a leadership consultant for churches and national community organizations. As Evangelism Minister at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, with Sr. Pastor Dr. Tony Evans, France developed and led the Urban Schools Alternative (USA), a national evangelism and discipleship ministry that offers outreach interaction to public school systems. To date, this ministry has touched the lives of more than 15,000 students, parents, faculty and staff.

France is a graduate of Blinn College and Texas A&M University with degrees in Business and Speech Communication. He visited as a cultural exchange student at Georg-August University in Gottingen, Germany. He earned a Master of Theology in Church Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary where he was recognized as one of the nation's most noteworthy students of higher learning. He has received numerous honors and awards for his professional achievement, exceptional leadership and exemplary service to the community.

France is a native Houstonian who trusted Christ for salvation at the age of 6 years old.

Publications

Transformational Teaching: A guide to developing and delivering life changing Bible lessons. Pearland, Texas: Dare 2 Dream Books, 2011. 

Passport to Life: Explore God’s Word, Experience God’s Blessings.  Pearland, Texas: Dare 2 Dream Books, 2010.

 “Pray for Boldness.” (pp. 50-55) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press.

 “Minister to Human Need.” (pp. 62-66) BaptistWay Adult Bible  Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press.

 “Challenge Accepted Views for Jesus’ Sake.” (pp. 73-78) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Book of Acts: Time to Act on Acts 1:8. BaptistWay Press.

 “The Birth of Jesus the Messiah.” (pp. 17-22) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press.

 “God’s Beloved Son Baptized by John.” (pp. 28-33) BaptistWay  Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press.

 “Called to Follow Jesus.” (pp. 39-44) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of Matthew: A primer for discipleship. BaptistWay Press.

 “Judging Jesus.” (pp. 73-79) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of John.  BaptistWay Press.

“Dying to Bring Life.” (pp. 87-93) BaptistWay Adult Bible Teaching Guide: The Gospel of John.  BaptistWay Press.

 “One Life to Live” (pp. 53-65). In J. Gregory (Ed.), Oxford Sermons, vol. 2. Hupomone.

 “Blacks Must Get Back to Basics.” The Houston Post, February 21.