Rev. Edward R. Brown, D.D. (Hon.)
Care of Creation Inc.
Catalyst for Creation Care
The Lausanne Movement
Rev. Edward R. Brown is the Director and CEO of Care of Creation, and also serves as Catalyst for Creation Care for the Lausanne Movement. He directs the work of Care of Creation in the US, Kenya and Tanzania, and as Creation Care Catalyst he has led the development of a global creation care network under the Lausanne Movement in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance. His current project is the Lausanne Creation Care and the Gospel global campaign, a five year effort to jumpstart creation care movements around the world. Ed has been involved in creation care for almost 20 years.
He is the author of two books: Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation, (3rd edition December, 2018), and When Heaven and Nature Sing: Exploring God’s Goals for His People and His World (Doorlight Publications 2012). Creation Care and the Gospel, for which Ed contributed the Introduction and first chapter, was released as part of the Lausanne Library in 2016.
Ed received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College (1975) and Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Seminary (1979). In 2018 he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from ACTS Academy of Higher Education, Bangalore India. He served as Chief Operating Officer for Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies and has worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and as a pastor both in the US and overseas. Ed and Susanna live in Madison WI and grew up as children of missionaries in the country of Pakistan and carry a love for that country and overseas ministry with them.
Organizational background: Care of Creation Inc. is an environmental missions organization founded in 2005 “to pursue a God-centered response to environmental challenges” and to mobilize the church around the world for creation care. Overseas projects in Kenya and Tanzania include discipleship, tree-planting and agricultural programs. Care of Creation is in partnership with the Lausanne Movement, the World Evangelical Alliance, A Rocha International and many other organizations to start national evangelical creation care movements and strengthen the church’s response to environmental needs around the world.