Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching, a chaired professorship created in 1986 with a gift from B. Jackson Band that is considered by many to be the country’s premier chair in homiletics. Fry Brown has taught at Candler since1994, and in 2019, she became the first African American woman to attain the rank of full professor. She also served as the Director of Candler’s Black Church Studies program until 2015.

Fry Brown’s research interests include homiletics, womanism, womanist ethics, socio-cultural transformation, and African diaspora history focusing on African American piritual values. In addition to five monographs and four books, she has written articles and chapters for over a dozen more, including Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation (Fortress Press 2008), Can A Sister Get a Little Help: Advice and Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry (Pilgrim Press 2008), and Weary Throats and New Song: Black Women Proclaiming God’ Word (Abingdon Press 2003).