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Board Member

Minister Dr. Andrew Brown Jr., P.E., LSME, FESD, FSAE, NAE


Dr. Brown serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor and is an Automotive News PACE Judge, CES Technology & Innovation Judge, and National Academy of Medicine Innovation Judge etc. Dr. Andrew Brown Jr is currently CEO/CTO of his own consulting practice – Diamond Consulting. He provides leadership, guidance & solutions for technology and innovation for major corporations, organizations & NGOs. Clients have been John Deere, Mattel, Georgia Tech, etc.

Dr. Brown is a former GM Executive and is the retired Vice President & Chief Technologist for Delphi Automotive Systems. He previously served as SAE International President and Chairman representing 125,000 members in over 100 countries.  Further, Dr. Brown was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for the effective planning and integration of large-scale, highly diverse research and engineering activities.


His church and religious activities and experience are just as dedicated and expansive. At St. James MBC and Historic St. James, Dr. Brown served for several years as an Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent & Teacher, and Church Administrator with being named Deacon of the Year by the Wolverine State Baptist Convention. He was a Consultant to the Michigan Baptist Fellowship for nearly 10 years. 

He has literally been on the “mission field” serving religious/medical missions in Jamaica (twice) and South Africa (twice). During these Christian efforts, he fed the needy in Soweto physically & spiritually, rebuild a school in Jamaica damaged by hurricanes and taught bible classes to the newly converted. Dr. Brown has helped plant churches & schools in Jamaica and India. 

In addition, he has traveled to the “Holy Land” on two occasions. During the pandemic when church services were inhibited, he established a platform to hold virtual Sunday School and Bible Study classes. Believers from several churches participated until their congregations could get their communication tools established. 

Dr. Brown holds several degrees and certifications. He has taught at Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), MEDCEE and National Congress of Christian Education.

Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr.

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