Henry Brinton


HENRY BRINTON has been senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in VA since 2001. Married to Nancy Freeborne, a professor at George Mason University, with a daughter, Sarah, in San Diego and a son, Sam, at Lafayette College. Henry is publishing his upcoming book, The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality, with Westminster John Knox Press (2012). This guidebook unpacks the “roots” of hospitality, looking at hospitality in the Bible and in church tradition before highlighting specific practices to welcome and nurture people. The book then explores the “fruits” of hospitality, describing how congregations rooted in hospitality are able to grow in reconciliation, outreach, and ever-broadening perceptions of God.



Denomination: Presbyterian, USA

Fairfax, Virginia
United States North America

Class of 1986 Secretary: M. Lise Hildebrandt , lisehild@yahoo.com
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