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Dr. Bri Parker

Rev. Dr. Brianna K. Parker, also known as Rev. Bri, is an influential faith leader, academic, and advocate for data-driven community transformation. As the CEO of Black Millennial Café, LLC (BMC), she provides consultancy and data analysis to support Black faith-based organizations and communities. Rev. Bri played a pivotal role as the lead researcher for the State of the Black Church study by Barna Group and founded the innovative ministry tool, BlackChurchLeader.com.

Her work at BMC focuses on leveraging data to address critical issues within Black communities, including matters of faith, social injustice, and youth engagement. She has pioneered research on Black millennials' faith, leading to resources like the "Open Table" digital Bible study and her book "What Google Can’t Give." Her recent publication, "I Still Believe in the Black Church," draws from her extensive study on the Black Church.

Rev. Bri's educational background includes a BA in Political Science, a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling, a MA in Church-State Studies, and a Doctor of Ministry. Her pastoral and academic contributions include significant roles at Friendship-West Baptist Church, Paul Quinn College, and Jarvis Christian College.

Her contributions to faith and social justice have been recognized with awards such as the Norman Vincent Peale preaching scholarship and the Mary McLeod Bethune Religion Award. A Silver Lifetime Member of the NAACP, Rev. Bri also dedicates her efforts to a non-profit organization focused on providing data and resources to empower Black churches and communities.

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