Brian Combs

Cloistered in suburbia, Rev. Brian Combs was reared in middle-class North Carolina, assimilated to and educated for the predicable.  Until he met the incarnate absurd: a homeless transvestite prostitute, a woman and man of holy revelation.  Convicted of street solidarity in Atlanta post seminary, he chased Jesus under the highway overpasses, rocked crack addicted babies, slopped in the soup troughs, loitered downtown with the pimps and pushers and schizophrenics.  Absolute that church should be every bit as raw and real, every bit flesh and blood, Brian founded the Haywood Street Congregation in 2009.