ABOUT REV. BRI
The Reverend Doctor Brianna K. Parker- known as Rev. Bri – is a highly sought-after preacher, public speaker, millennial engagement coach and ministry consultant. She is the curator and founder of the Black Millennial Café (BMC), a consulting practice and data resource center for persons seeking healthy engagement with Black millennials of faith.
Through the Black Millennial Café, Rev. Bri has developed a suite of services to improve outreach to millennials. She lectures and presents empirical data on Black millennials and faith nationwide. BMC resources include a young adult ministry revitalization kit, a millennial bible study series, on-demand training curriculums, coaching and other customized programming for churches and organizations. The lessons from her research and experience as a millennial and millennial expert has been culled into her book, “What Google Can’t Give.”
Significant research backs Rev. Bri’s work as she was the first to hold quantitative and qualitative data on black millennials and faith, a neglected research demographic. She holds a Master of Divinity in pastoral care and counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in church-state studies from Baylor University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. Before founding the Black Millennial Café, Reverend Bri served Friendship-West Baptist Church for nearly a decade with Reverend Frederick D. Haynes, III who ordained her. She served Paul Quinn College for seven years as an adjunct professor and Coordinator of College Assembly and three years as an Associate Professor of Religion at Jarvis Christian College.
She has been awarded the Norman Vincent Peale preaching scholarship and the Mary McLeod Bethune Religion Award from the National Council of Negro Women, and she is a Silver Lifetime Member of the NAACP.
When Rev. Bri is not leading the BMC, she enjoys traveling and being a mother to her niece and nephew Brionn and Brierra.