Briggs Center for Faith & Action

Stacey Fannon
ESL Program Manager 

Ferew M Haile
Director of Operations


In collaboration with MCAEL, the Briggs Center offers a comprehensive, free ESL (English as Second Language) program. Established in 1998, we serve approximately 310 students from 49 countries meeting in 15 clusters weekly.

our leadership team

Linda Maddox
Director of Development


The Briggs Center provides monthly and quarterly nutritional assistance to Martha’s Table in Washington, DC made possible by volunteers from local churches and the larger community.


Since 2009, we have partnered with a United Church of Christ congregation on the Arizona/Mexico border as part of a broad Southwest coalition dedicated to change and justice in the Nation’s immigration policies.

Our founder

Social Justice, activist, author-journalist and commentator Rev. Dr. Bob Maddox is the founding 

Executive Director of the Briggs Center since its creation in 2006. 

Dr. Maddox spent much of his career as a minister, serving most recently at Briggs Baptist Church and the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Maddox also served as a speechwriter and religious liaison for President  Jimmy Carter and the Executive Director of Americans for United for Separation of Church and State.