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Michael L. Brown

Michael L. Brown (born March 16, 1955) is a conservative radio host, author, professor and a noted proponent of Messianic Judaism and serves as a leader of the Charismatic Movement. His nationally syndicated radio show, The Line of Fire, airs throughout the United States. He also regularly contributes to and serves as head of the Coalition of Conscience, a Christian organization in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. He also holds a Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from New York University.

Michael L. Brown
Michael L. Brown
Born (1955-03-16) March 16, 1955 (age 63)
New York, New York
Residence Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Author, speaker, radio host, professor
Spouse(s) Nancy Gurian Conway Brown (married 1977)




Michael L. Brown has held various positions within academia. In the past, he has served in visiting or adjunct positions at several seminaries. He served as adjunct professor of the Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and adjunct professor of Jewish apologetics at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission. He is also currently the president of practical theology, at the Fellowship for International Revival and Evangelism School of Ministry, where he currently serves as a professor.

His own organizationsEdit

Between 1996 and 2000 he was leader in the Brownsville Revival, a Christian Pentecostal revival Movement that began on June 18, 1995, at the Brownsville Assembly of God church in Pensacola, Florida. In 2000, though, the board removed him from the movement.[1] In 2001 he started the FIRE School of Ministry, A Christian leadership training institute that is heavily influenced by the revival movement that Brown was kicked out of. In 2005 Brown founded another revivalist organization called ICN Ministries. The intent of the organization is to spread the revivalist message to places like Israel, other Christian organizations, and other places where Brown has influence.[2]


With othersEdit

  • Jeremiah--Ezekiel (The Expositor's Bible Commentary) (2010) with Tremper Longman III, David E. Garland, Paul Ferris Jr. ISBN 978-0-310-23499-9
  • Tree of Life Version (2014) with Jeffrey Seif et al. ISBN 978-0-9907081-1-7
  • Breaking the Stronghold of Food: How We Conquered Food Addictions and Discovered a New Way of Living (2017) With his wife Nancy Brown


  • Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion
  • Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.


During his career, He has held public debates on multiple subjects with other religious figures. For example, He has debated about the compatibility of a belief in Jesus and Judaism with people like Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Blumenthal, Shmuley Boteach, John Piper, Moshe Otero, Immanuel Schochet and David Blumofe. He has also debated Bruce Bennett and James White on the role of free will in salvation. He has also debated with Sam Waldron, Phil Johnson, and James White on if the New Testament spiritual gifts have ceased or not. He has also debated multiple people on the issue of homosexuality and Christianity. Most of his debates, including the ones cited here, are freely available on YouTube.


In the past Brown has dealt with minor criticism in Charlotte by the local LGBTQ community for holding a rally in protest of their 2009 Charlotte Pride Festival.[3] Due to his stance against homosexuality, he is also considered be a member of a hate group according to the legal group Southern Poverty Law Center.[4] In September 2012, the organization named him in their list of "30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right."[5] Although he disagrees with homosexuality and despite the SLPC labeling him as a radical right activist, he has said that gays should be treated with respect and dignity.[6]


  1. ^ "Major Split at Brownsville - News Report". Sermon Index. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Author Profile". Awakening the One New Man. 
  3. ^ Comer, Matt (August 20, 2011). "Indeed, God has a better way". QNotes. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Southern Poverty Law Center > Intelligence File: Michael Brown". Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right" (146). Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report. Summer 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Renouncing 'Christian' Homo-hatred". Ask Dr. Brown. June 28, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 

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