In these days of racial tension, Christians have the unique ability to advocate for oneness because we serve a Savior who reconciles all things to Himself!
Even the Apostle Paul moved toward this tension - advocating for reconciliation between a slave named Onesimus and his master Philemon. Pastor, author and missions mobilizer Dhati Lewis will help us follow Paul’s example as an advocate for unity.
Dhati Lewis is the lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the vice president of the North American Mission Board's Send Network. He earned a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and most recently received his Doctorate of Ministry in Great Commission Mobilization from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of both the Bible study and book Among Wolves: Disciple Making in the City and Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation.
Dhati has seven beautiful children and is married to Angie, a discerning woman who empowers and encourages him to live fully in his identity in Christ.
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.