Cross-Cultural Friendships // Legacy
Air Date July 25, 2014
Hour 1 - Cross-Cultural Friendships
There is richness in knowing—really knowing—people who are different from you. Do you believe that? One day people from every tribe and tongue and nation will worship together. Trillia Newbell says, let’s not wait until heaven to expand our opportunities. Do you have cross-cultural relationships that have enriched your life?
Lead pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Dhati Lewis will join us. Don’t miss Friday’s Chris Fabry Live!
Trillia J. Newbell is the author of United: Captured God's Vision for Diversity and the forthcoming Fear and Faith. Her writings on issues of faith, family and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition and more. She currently is the consultant on Women's Initiatives for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Along with writing, she is pursuing her M.A. in biblical counseling from Southern Theological Seminary. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, Tenn.
For more information about Trillia, please visit her website.
Dhati Lewis is the Lead Pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Ga. Dhati was born and raised in California and moved to Texas for his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas and his graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministries). While in Texas, Dhati served on staff at Denton Bible Church for seven years. He started Plumbline, a very successful college ministry on UNT and TWU campuses. He served as the college pastor there and eventually planted a church, which he pastored for 3 years. During that time, he also served as chaplain to UNT’s football team and coached high school football.
Dhati furthered his training in Little Rock, Ark., at Fellowship Associates in 2008-2009, completing a year long course designed to train pastors in the area of church planting. After completion of that course, Dhati and his family moved from Arkansas to Atlanta with dreams to start a church that was both culturally relevant and biblically accurate. In 2009, Dhati, along with 25 other individuals moving from Texas to Georgia, launched Blueprint Church.
Dhati’s passions are for church planting and discipleship. He launched The Rebuild Network in 2011 to answer the call to see more churches planted in the urban context. He currently serves as the president of The Rebuild Initiative.
Dhati and his wife, Angie, have six beautiful children: Trinity (10), Jade (9), Briaiah (7), Dhati Jr. (6), Brayden (5) and Nathaniel (4).
For more information about Dhati, please visit Blueprint Church's website.
Chris Fabry is the host
of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual
encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges
listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris
is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel
Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book
Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in
the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and
his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.