Dr. Carolynne Hitter Brown - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Carolynne Hitter Brown

Adjunct Professor of Church History

Hitter CarolynneEmail: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2014
Expertise: Church History, African American Christianity, History of Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism, Music and Worship

After earning her MM in Music Composition from the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Carolynne served as music and worship minister at churches in Laurel, MD and Cambridge, MA, where she also assisted in church planting. Her curiosity about the influence of historical memory on worship and congregational life led her to pursue a ThD at Boston University School of Theology in biblical and historical studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she applied herself to a rich exploration of Christian history and worship with a deep dive into evangelical history and Black Christian experience. A lifelong passion for urban ministry that began in Detroit and continued in cities like Dallas, St. Louis, Washington D.C., and Boston, led Carolynne to pursue a teaching role at Gordon-Conwell, where she felt called to support the seminary’s ongoing commitment to urban ministerial education and training.

Carolynne’s greatest joy in teaching at Gordon-Conwell has come through the abiding relationships she’s formed with the curious and called women and men of character she has had the honor to meet in her classroom.


  • ThD (Boston University)
  • MM (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • BM (Southwest Baptist University)


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