Evangelicalism needs the wisdom and experience of African American Christians. Dr. Walter R. Strickland of Southeastern Baptist Seminary will introduce us to some key figures in Black church history. Their contributions to the growth of the evangelical church in America and their influence on Biblical literacy is profound!
Dr. Walter Strickland serves as Associate VP for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, he currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Walter’s passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.
Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Walter’s work has appeared in Christianity Today, Baptist Press, World Magazine and has written or contributed to several books including reintroducing the classic theology book, Plain Theology for Plain People.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.