Brandon Thomas Crowley (pronounced kroh-lee) is an African-American scholar in ecclesiology and theology. Since 2009, he has served as the Senior Pastor of The Historic Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, Massachusetts.
Reverend Crowley earned a PhD in Religion and Society and a Master of Sacred Theology from Boston University, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Reverend Crowley’s research seeks to construct specific types of methodologies and discourses of subversion which aim to intentionally disrupt oppressive forms of ecclesial and theological normalcy within Black churches. He has dedicated his clerical and academic careers to re-thinking the nature, mission, and practices of the Christian church at-large.
In 2009, Reverend Crowley was ordained in the Progressive National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Additionally, he has written for the African American Lectionary and he is presently serving as an adjunct instructor of Theological Meaning Making for Harvard Divinity School’s field education program.