Grandparents matter! No one can love a child quite like a grandmother or grandfather does. However, divorce, estrangement and prodigals can complicate relationships but even in these difficulties, you can make a difference in the life of your grandchild! Bring your concerns to the next edition of Equipped as we learn to overcome barriers and influence the next generation for Christ!
Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition. His vision for a national grandparenting ministry brought together a gifted team of family, children and youth ministry leaders to launch this movement of God. His 40 years plus of ministry include experience as youth pastor and serving on the staff of Awana Clubs International as a missionary, International Director and Executive Director of Training.
Larry has authored books on children’s and family ministry, and is a regular conference speaker. Larry and his wife, Diane have two children and seven grandchildren.
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.