Welcome to New Interim Pastor Woody Brown
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Interim Pastor Woody Brown.
On Monday, July 16, 2018, the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas called the Reverend Norwood V. “Woody” Brown, III to serve as the next Interim Pastor / Head of Staff. He will officially begin serving on August 26, 2018.
Woody has served the Presbyterian Church for 30 years. He has served in pastoral ministry in urban, sub-urban, and rural areas. His passion in ministry is serving and leading the people of God.
Woody grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where his family attended First Presbyterian Church and where he was active Eagle Scout in the Boy Scout troop. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (yes he is a Razorback) and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta.
Joining Woody at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas is his wife Jennifer. Jennifer’s position as Chief Legal Officer at Baylor, Scott & White Health brought the family to Dallas. She is originally from Amarillo, a graduate of Texas A&M University, and the University of Texas School of Law. Their children are Russell and Parker. Russell is a student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Kansas City. Parker is a rising 10th grader at Jesuit High School. He plays on the soccer team and is the kicker on the JV football team.
Most recently, Woody served as the senior pastor of the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kansas. While in Kansas City, the congregation re-established its sense of mission and vitality becoming a stronger Community of Grace. With an emphasis on worship, care and mission, the congregation intentionally reached across the sanctuary, across the street and across the sea impacting the congregation, community and world. In July of 2016, Woody left this position to support Jennifer in her professional opportunities. During this period, he focused on caring for the family, being available for Parker and volunteering in the church and community.
Woody commented about First Presbyterian Church:
“I am honored and excited to serve the people of this great church. Truly, FPC Dallas is A Heart for the City. Together, we will grow in faith, care with love, and serve with joy. I hope the congregation feels free to call on me as needed.”
Woody will be introduced to the congregation in worship on Sunday, August 26. A reception for both Gareth and Woody will be held in Byrd Hall following the 10:50 a.m. worship service.