Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Disciples of Christ elect chairman

Disciples of Christ Historical Society announced today that its Board of Trustees has elected Dr. Raymond Brown to serve as Chair of the Board for 2007-08. He becomes the first African-American to hold that position in the 65 year history of DCHS.

Dr. Brown studied at Jarvis Christian College and Drake University. Now retired, he and his wife Suzanne are members of Downey Avenue Christian Church (DOC) in Indianapolis.

Over a long and fruitful career, Dr. Brown served in numerous posts, but has always remained a pastor at heart. Among his many ministries were his leadership role at Church Extension (Senior Vice President) and an interim at the helm of Disciples Home Missions.

Already a member of the DCHS Board, as Chair, Dr. Brown will oversee new programming and initial stages of restoration to the historic T.W. Phillips Memorial, home of the Society in Nashville, Tennessee.

Disciples of Christ Historical Society is a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and also serves Churches of Christ and Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Glenn Thomas Carson is president.

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