Recently, a group of Black and Latino pastors met with the President to discuss prison reform and other inner city concerns. The response from other black pastors was less than favorable! Bishop Harry Jackson was there and he joins Chris on Equipped to discuss the role of the pastor in government affairs.
Is it wrong for pastors to meet with political leaders? Chris wants to hear from you on this question of pastors and politics!
Harry Jackson Jr. is Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, DC area with 2000 attendees and serves as the presiding Bishop of International Communion of Evangelical Churches. He is one of the chief conveners of The Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide Movement; an effort to heal the racial division first in the church and then the nation.
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.