Author, speaker and ordained pastor Skye Jethani keeps a sharp eye on how culture and the church impact each other. Not long ago, ministers were among the most trusted and admired people in our culture but not anymore. Skye joins us fresh from the pulpit at Moody Pastor’s conference to talk about the vital role pastors play in our lives personally and nationally and he will help us learn to effectively strengthen our ministry leaders. If you are a pastor or simply love the one you have, give us a call with your questions about increasing the spiritual power of pastors - next time on Equipped!
Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the cohost of The Phil Vischer Podcast. Jethani formerly occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, including the senior editor and the director of mission advancement. He served for six years in pastoral ministry at Blanchard Alliance Church. He has consulted for the Lausanne Movement, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and theInterfaith Youth Core. Jethani has written several books, including Immeasurable, What's Wrong with Religion, and WITH. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Wheaton, Illinois with their three children.
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.