Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning has been a model for women in ministry for over 37 years. For 34 years, Dr. Browning, a self-published author, has convened an annual womenÕs spiritual retreat, attracting thousands worldwide. Currently, she serves as co-pastor of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, MD. In 1983, she and her husband, Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning Jr. began serving at Ebenezer, with a membership of 17 and a budget of $12,000. Today, their ministry has grown to more than 8,000 members. They currently manage a budget of $8 million and over 100 ministries.Dr. Browning has a bachelor of science in communications from Boston University, a master of divinity and a doctorate of ministry in church and community from Howard University.The Brownings have been married for 39 years and they have two married, young adult children and four grandchildren. To explore more about Dr. BrowningÕs achievements, visit Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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