Where is God in the midst of violence and terror? Chaplain and firefighter Bob Ossler made his way to Ground Zero to serve and comfort the horror-stricken in New York City following the attacks on September 11, 2001.
He joins Chris with riveting stories from first responders and shares God’s comfort during times of trauma, violence, and loss.
Bob Ossler, retired Chicago firefighter and ordained pastor, served as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center in New York City. Ossler served as a volunteer chaplain after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and after the Yarnell, Arizona wildfires in 2013. Ossler is now Pastor of Visitation at the Cumberland County Community church in Millville, NJ. He also rides with the local police department as a volunteer chaplain on a regular basis.
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.