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Dr. Heber Brown

Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is a community organizer, ordained reverend, and budding farmer who has been a catalyst for personal transformation and social change for more than twenty years. He served as pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, for 14 years. While there, Brown launched Orita’s Cross Freedom School, an educational program that celebrates African heritage and develops hands-on skills in youth. He later launched the Black Church Food Security Network, which advances food security and food sovereignty by co-creating Black food ecosystems anchored by Black congregations in partnership with Black farmers and accomplices. Brown was featured in Bread for the World’s 2020 Hunger Report, and his work has garnered numerous awards and national recognition. Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morgan State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. He is Baptist. Baltimore, Maryland.