Olujimi (Olu) Brown is the father of Daya Elom Brown and Langston Wesley Brown. Olu is a native of Lufkin, Texas. He graduated from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as the Lead Pastor of Impact Church, a young congregation in the East Point community of Metropolitan Atlanta (impactdcd.org). With Olu’s vision and leadership, since its founding in 2007, Impact grew from a core team of 25 people to more than 5,000 online viewers with a $4M budget and listed at number 5 in the 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodists Churches, 2018 Edition.
While at Impact, Olu strongly believed in an active church, one that makes a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and communities. Impact is a multicultural community committed to Doing Church DifferentlyTM. Impact DCD redefines the church experience through inclusiveness, relatable messages, energetic weekly gatherings, unique events and activities, relevant youth programs and community outreach. The people of Impact are therefore compelled to help bring healing, justice and compassion to the world. On May 16, 2021, Olu announced his retirement from the local church effective June 2022. For his retirement, Olu is using the phrase, Normalizing NextTM, which is the concept about how to best prepare for the future, especially churches that experience any kind of change or transition. Normalizing NextTM is when you are no longer afraid to do your best to prepare for and strategize so that one can be fully successful. Olu is looking forward to 2022 and beyond, as he has begun a new season and transitioned from Impact to where he will coach business leaders, church leaders and church teams.
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