Racial tensions are still making headlines. More than ever the world needs the Church to lead. Next time on Equipped, we will hear from one of our heroes of the faith and a pioneer of the civil rights movement, Dr. John Perkins. He says there is something even more important than racial reconciliation and, at 87 years of age, he wants to share words of wisdom we need to hear while there is still time. Join us for an exceptional conversation with Dr. John Perkins!
Dr. John M. Perkins is the founder and president emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation and co-founder of Christian Community Development Association.
He has served in advisory roles under five U.S. presidents, is one of the leading evangelical voices of the American civil rights movement, and is an author and international speaker on issues of reconciliation, leadership, and community development.
For his tireless work he has received 14 honorary doctorates and in 2004 he partnered with Seattle Pacific University to launch the campus-based John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.
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.