Christopher Yuan believed from a young age that he was gay. When he finally came out to his family, the news devastated his parents. Years of heartbreak and confusion followed - until the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, the place God desires for every family. Dr. Yuan will share his story of broken lives, his mother’s faith, and the healing hand of Jesus.
Dr. Christopher Yuan is a speaker on faith & sexuality, a Bible professor, an author and an HIV+ survivor. He teaches Bible at Moody Bible Institute and speaks at conferences, on college campuses and in churches around the world. He is featured in the award-winning documentary HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS and co-author (with his mother) of Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. He holds a bachelor's degree from Moody Bible Institute and a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School, and received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Bethel Seminary.
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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.