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Woodland Christian Church - Columbus, Ohio
(Disciples of Christ)
Eric H. Brown was born on February 26,1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of a Baptist pastor, Rev. Curtis Brown, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Sandusky, Ohio. Pastor Eric Brown graduated from Sandusky High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Phillips Graduate Seminary in Enid, Oklahoma. On December 20, 2003, Pastor Brown received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.
He has served congregations in Oklahoma and Texas, coming to Woodland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas where he was the Campus Pastor. He is married to Charlesia Byrd who is also from Sandusky. Pastor Brown is a prophetic teacher who has a passion for justice. Therefore, the overall ministry of Woodland Christian Church emphasizes justice. Woodland is concerned about people who are still falling through the “proverbial cracks” in our nation; people who are not free because they are still discriminated against because of their race, sex, or economic status.