Rev. Brian A. Hart was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and ordained an Itinerant Elder in the Delaware Conference of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He matriculated at Chichester High School in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania; Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia; and Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the New Freedom Bible College in Belleville, Illinois. He also is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Pastor Hart’s leadership experiences include being President of the Morris Brown College Ministerial AlliĀ­ance, President of the Atlanta University Center’s SCLC, President of the A.M.E. Ministerial Alliance of AtĀ­lanta and Vicinity, National President for the National Pre-Alumni Council of the UNCF and presently serves as 2nd Vice President for The Connectional Council of the A.M.E. Church.
Some of Pastor Hart’s involvement with the community ranges from working as a “Community Columnist” for a local newspaper, Investigator for the NAACP Atlanta Chapter, Co-Founder of the “Fairburn Fellowship of Churches” and Campus Advisor to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., at Wilberforce University, XI Chapter.  He established “The Heart of the Community” nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation which, among other things, supplied free Health Fairs and Food Giveaways to hundreds of families at a time.

Pastor Hart has successfully pastored in the Macon, Southwest and Atlanta North Georgia Conferences in the Sixth Episcopal District.  He has served on different Conference’s Board of Examiners, Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.  He was honored and named by the South Atlanta District of the Atlanta North Georgia Conference, “Pastor of the Year” for the conference year of 2015-2016.  He presently is the Senior Pastor at First A.M.E. Church in Athens, Georgia. He received his evangelism certificate from the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism and in 2016, was inducted into the “Order of the Flame” by World Methodist Evangelism.