Dr. Elijah Brown

Reverend Dr. Elijah M. Brown is the general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Formed in 1905, the BWA represents 47 million Baptists in 124 countries and territories. Originally from Texas, USA, Rev. Dr. Brown completed his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His passion for justice has led him to conduct research among displaced camps in Africa and the Middle East, testify before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress, and speak around the world. Elected in 2017 at the age of 36, Rev. Dr. Brown is the ninth general secretary of the BWA and the youngest to hold this position.


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