Blowing Rock Methodist Church is nestled in the beautiful mountain town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina at 1314 Main Street. The Church is open only during the summer months. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 352, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
Each Sunday service begins with hymn singing at 10:30 a.m. and the worship service follows at 11:00 a.m.
Prior to his arrival at Blowing Rock Methodist Church, Dr. Michael Brown was for ten years the Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. A 5000-member congregation in mid-town Manhattan, Marble is the oldest Protestant church in North America.
Prior to his ministry at Marble, he served United Methodist churches in North Carolina (including Boone UMC, Central UMC, Asheville, and Centenary UMC, Winston-Salem).
He has written numerous books, including Bottom Line Beliefs, Making The Timeless Word Timely, and A Five Mile Walk (all by Smyth & Helwys Publishers) Released in April, 2018, is his newest book, Love Is The Way! (Ten Steps to Discovering Personal Happiness).
Dr. Brown has previously taught Introduction to New Testament at High Point University and Congregational Change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. He currently teaches Preaching at New Brunswick Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program (online department). He is a Trustee at High Point University.
Educated at High Point University (Bachelor of Arts) and Duke University Divinity School (Master of Divinity), he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University Theological School and was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters from Pfeiffer University.
Dr. Brown is a frequent motivational speaker for corporations and civic groups and often preaches/lectures on campuses and universities as well as on the national Chautauqua circuit.
Michael Brown is married to the former Page Plummer. They are the proud parents of four children: Adam, Alison (Mrs. Andy Haile), Katharine, and Zachary. They have one granddaughter, Anderson Haile.
Blowing Rock Methodist Church History
In the year 1900 Charles D. Waller and his wife, Edith M. Waller, conveyed the present site of the Church to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Soon thereafter, this church building, built of native timber and stone, was erected. Chestnut shingles were applied about 1920 and replaced by poplar shingles in the fall of 1999. With the earlier style long, straight back benches, the Church has a seating capacity of one hundred and eighty. The lectern is made of curly maple.
The Church was closed in the early 1930's and was reopened in June 1948. Services have been held during the summer months each succeeding year.
The Church operates under an Official Board and is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. All who attend the services are welcome.
Anyone may choose to enroll to become an Affiliate Member of the Church and retain their home Church membership.
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