Dr. Heber M. Brown, III

Dr. Heber M. Brown, III

Executive Director, Black Church Food Security Network

Dr. Heber M. Brown, III is a community organizer, ordained reverend, and budding farmer who has been a catalyst for personal transformation and social change for more than twenty years. For nearly 14 years, he served as pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he launched Orita’s Cross Freedom School in 2012; an educational program that celebrates African heritage and develops hands-on skills in youth.

In 2015, he launched the Black Church Food Security Network which advances food security and food sovereignty by co-creating Black food ecosystems anchored by Black congregations in partnership with Black farmers. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is currently working on his first book which explores the historic relationship between Black churches, Black farmers, and faith-based food sovereignty.

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