Much of the world is concerned as they face another life-threatening epidemic in the Coronavirus. Many people are changing their travel plans to avoid countries at high risk for the disease. Should Christ-followers respond any differently? Do we have a responsibility to care for those in need? Nancy Writebol barely survived the last epidemic. She shares her story as we think through the implications of confronting an epidemic with Christ!
Jeremy Writebol is the lead campus pastor at Woodside Bible Church’s Plymouth campus. He is also Executive Director for Gospel-Centered Discipleship, a resourcing ministry that exists to help make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. He has authored two books and contributed to a few more and writes for other publications including He Reads Truth, Christ and Pop Culture, and For The Church. He and his wife Stephanie have two fantastic kids.
Since 1998, Nancy Writebol and her husband David have been serving as missionaries in various countries in South America and Africa. Having survived Ebola in 2014, Nancy is currently working as the SIM Global Trauma Healing Coordinator in Liberia in West Africa. Nancy and David have 2 grown sons.
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.