Rosemarie Downer, Ph.D.


Dr. Rosemarie Downer is a dedicated follower of Christ who aspires to having the closest relationship with Christ possible. Her service in the body of Christ primarily involves teaching and preaching. She also spent well over 30 years serving in youth ministries. Other focus areas in her ministry include women and single adults. As well, she often ministers on issues that address emotional healing and well-being. She counts every opportunity to minister as an ultimate privilege from God the Father and does not take it lightly.

​She is the founder and former President of BRYDGES (Building Responsible Youth by Delivering Genuine Enrichment Services), over which she functioned as the President for 15 years − 2001 through 2016. She is the published author of The Self-Scarred Church and several parenting handbooks. Additionally, she is the author of a comprehensive ministry development course, Find and Occupy Your Place and the Continuum of Care Youth Ministry Development Handbook.

Dr. Downer served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a social science researcher for 20 years and as an adjunct professor at Bowie State University for 24 years. She is now retired from both positions and is currently a private consultant doing grant writing, research and evaluation. In addition, she is doing what she has dreamed of doing for years, which is to write books to edify the body of Christ.

​Dr. Downer writes inspirational nonfiction books that are based on the Word of God. Her main reason for writing is to make a permanent record of what our heavenly Father has to say to His people through the pen of a ready writer. Her deepest desire is that the readers’ lives will be transformed as, by faith, they apply the words from the pages of her books.

​The pivotal scripture verse for her ministry is 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Her favorite Bible character is Moses because he had the relationship with Abba Father that she so deeply desires. Moses was able to talk to God the Father face-to-face and without a riddle because of the close relationship he had with Him. That is her desire!

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