Bishops' Bios: Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr

News> Resources> Bishops Bios ListingBishop Warner H. Brown, Jr

Born: Nov. 26, 1946

Married: Minnie Jones Brown

Children: Catina Marie Harvin Warner III Calvin


B.A., Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1969
M.Div.,Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., 1974
Wesley Seminary Distinguished Alumni
Congressional Commendation (Congresswoman Barbara Lee), 1998
Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, Emergency Response Ministries United Methodist Committee on Relief, 1996


Ordained Deacon, Baltimore Annual Conference, 1973
Ordained Elder, Western Pennsylvania Conference, 1975
Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Bakersfield, CA, 1998-present
Senior Pastor, Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Oakland, California, 1987-1998
Superintendent, Golden Gate District , 1983-1987
Council Director, California-Nevada Conference, 1980-1983
Associate Council Director, California-Nevada Conference, 1979-1980
Pastor Warren United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1975-1979
Director Bethany House Ministries, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973-1975
Pastor Church of Our Savior (United Methodist Church), Pittsburgh, PA, 1973-1975


Delegate, General Conference, 1996, 2000
Member, General Commission on Religion and Race, 1996-2000
Member, Faculty for New District Superintendent/CCD Training, 1999-Present
United Methodist Committee on Relief Catastrophic Disaster Response Team, 1996-Present
Host, National Black Methodists for Church Renewal Annual Meeting, 1988 and 1998
Host, National Association of Conference Council Directors' Meeting, 1982
Member, Steering Committee, Faiths Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, 1995-1998
Member, Executive Committee, Oakland Inter-religious Council, 1987-1998
Member, Executive Committee, San Francisco Council of Churches, 1980-1983
Member, Pittsburgh Interfaith Council, 1974-1979
Chairperson, Commission on Religion and Race, Western Pennsylvia Confernence
Chairperson, Board of Missions, California-Nevada Conference
Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, California-Nevada Conference
Member, Committee on the Episcopacy, California-Nevada Conference
Member, Apportionment Study Taskforce, California-Nevada Conference
Member, Board of Conference Mission Strategy, California-Nevada Conference
Member, New Church Development Committee, California-Nevada Conference
Member, Strategic Planning Team, California-Nevada Conference
Harry Hoosier Member, National Black Methodists for Church Renewal


Member United Way of Kern County, Governing Board, 1998-present
Member Bethany Services Board of Directors, 1998-present; Chairperson, July 1, 2000
Volunteer Police Chaplain, Oakland Police Department, 1995-1998
Board Member, OPACT, Organized Ecumenical Police and Community Chaplain Programs, 1994-1998
Member, Oakland Metro Ministries, 1987- 1998; President, 1988-1990
Member Board of Trustees, Glide Foundation San Francisco, 1983-1998; Chairperson, 1985-1991 and 1996-1998
Vice Chairperson, Community Advisory Commission for Alameda County Medical Center, 1994-1996
Chairperson, Highland Hospital Community Advisory Commission, 1991-1994
Consultant, The Interfaith Committee for the Oakland Hills Fire, 1991
Chairperson, Oakland Inter-religious Network, 1989-1991
Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2000
Adjunct consultant, Albans Institute


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