Michael L. Brown is founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina. He is director of the Coalition of Conscience, host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show "The Line of Fire," and host of the apologetics TV show “Answering Your Toughest Questions” which airs on the NRB TV network. He became a believer in Jesus in 1971 as a 16-year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using, Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution throughout America and around the world.
He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting/adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, The King’s Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity. He has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.
Dr. Brown is the author of more than 35 books including "Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the Church and the Jewish People," which has been translated into more than 12 languages. He is also the writer of the highly-acclaimed five-volume series "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" as well as numerous books on revival and the Jesus Revolution. His newest books are "Jezebel’s War With America" (2019) and "Not Afraid of the Antichrist" (2019).
Dr. Brown is a national and international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, and he has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses. He is widely considered to be the world’s foremost messianic Jewish apologist.
He and his wife Nancy, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus, have been married since 1976. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.