How many of us live as if we must be all things to all people and never realize that “No” can be a complete sentence? Do we see the toll this drive to succeed is taking on our health and relationships? Pastor and community leader, Bishop Edgar Vann brings a convicting message to all of us who think we can do it all – there is a more excellent way to thrive and stay alive!
Bishop Edgar L. Vann is the Senior Pastor of Second Ebenezer Church, in Detroit, Michigan, where he has served since 1976. For the past 41 years he has been a preacher, teacher and civic leader of the community. He has also served as consultant and advisor to governors, mayors, civic officials and corporate executives throughout the state of Michigan.
Bishop Vann has been the devoted husband of Sheila Renee’ Vann for 40 years and they are the proud parents of two wonderful young adults, Edgar III and Ericka Monique.
Chris Brooks is the Senior 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 the 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 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.