Imagine attending a prayer meeting and never coming out alive! It happened to 9 people in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife that day and his response shook the nation!
Chris Brooks talks with Rev. Thompson about why he did what he did and how you can do it, too! Take your first step to being a change agent for Christ – don’t’ miss this crucial conversation on Equipped!
Rev. Anthony B. Thompson is the pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church of Charleston. He is a member of the community advisory board of Mother Emanuel AME Church Empowerment Center, as well as the National Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Episcopal Church. The Reverend Thompson was married to the late Myra Thompson of Charleston, South Carolina. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Brian Ivie is a director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles and co-founder of Arbella Studios, a production company dedicated to telling stories of faith and social justice. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has directed and produced two feature documentaries, "The Drop Box," an exposé on abandoned children in South Korea, and "Emanuel," the story of the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
As a screenwriter, Brian has written for Netflix, Sony Pictures, and Erwin Brothers Entertainment.
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.