Rosemarie Downer, Ph.D.


Dr. Rosemarie Downer is a devout follower of Christ who is deeply committed to cultivating a profound and intimate relationship with Him. Her unwavering dedication to serving in the body of Christ is primarily manifested through her teaching and preaching ministries locally, nationally, and internationally. For well over three decades, she has wholeheartedly invested her time and energy in youth ministries, leaving a lasting impact on countless young lives. In addition to her work with young people, Dr. Downer also focuses on ministering to women and single adults. Every opportunity to minister is regarded by her as a blessed privilege bestowed by God the Father, and she approaches each one with utmost reverence and gratitude.

Dr. Downer is the visionary and former President of BRYDGES, a parachurch organization dedicated to serving youth in the church and our communities. Under her leadership, BRYDGES flourished for 15 years, positively impacting countless young individuals. Furthermore, she is a prolific author and expert in the fields of leadership, spiritual growth, youth ministry design and leadership, ministry etiquette, and personal development. With a passion for empowering individuals to reach their full potential, Dr. Downer has authored several nonfiction books that inspire readers to cultivate leadership skills, deepen their walk with the Lord, and embark on journeys of personal transformation. 

In addition to writing, Dr. Downer is a creative force behind therapeutic cards and workbooks designed to facilitate introspection, healing, and growth. As a seasoned facilitator, Dr. Downer also conducts dynamic leadership training programs, guiding individuals and organizations toward greater effectiveness and fulfillment. With a commitment to authenticity and innovation, she continues to make a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals seeking to lead with purpose and live with intention.

Dr. Downer completed her doctoral studies in developmental psychology at the University of Maryland College Park in 1997. Following her academic achievements, she dedicated 20 years of her career to serving as a social science researcher at The U.S. Department of Agriculture and was the sole proprietor of Precise Research & Evaluation for 25 years. In addition to her research work, she also held the position of an adjunct professor at Bowie State University for 24 years. She is now retired from the research and academic teaching positions and is fully immersed in her passion for ministering the Word of God through writing, teaching, and preaching.

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 most 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 very deeply desires. Moses was able to talk to God the Father face-to-face and without riddle because of the close relationship he had with Him. That is her desire!

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