Brett Younger is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a New Yorker since June 2016. He loves living in the greatest city in the world. He believes the pizza is better than advertised, but he has trouble getting excited about the bagels. He has no trouble getting excited about the delightful congregation he serves.
Before coming to Plymouth, Brett served as a preaching professor at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta for eight years. He served as a pastor for twenty-two years in Texas, Kansas, and Indiana. He is the author of Time for Supper: Invitations to Christ’s Table, The Lighter Side, and Who Moved My Pulpit? He and his wife Carol co-authored Mark: Finding Ourselves in the Story. Brett writes monthly columns for Baptist News Global. Dr. Younger has been an interim pastor for five churches and a frequent conference speaker and workshop leader. His articles and sermons have appeared in journals, periodicals, publications, and websites such as Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, Lectionary Homiletics, Abingdon Preaching Annual, Formations Commentary, Review & Expositor, and The Itawamba County Times.
He received his B.A. in religion from Baylor University, and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brett and Carol (also a graduate of Baylor and Southern) have two sons, Graham, a lawyer, and Caleb, a student at New York University School of Law.