On this edition of Equipped, Chris Brooks sits down with Pastor Bryan Loritts to discuss the pains and joys of American Evangelicalism and the divisions that so often haunt us. Bryan has walked the halls of American evangelical communities for decades and has a perspective that many of us need to hear if we are to flourish as the Body of Christ.
Dr. Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie and the graced father of three sons--Quentin, Myles, and Jaden. He is the president and founder of The Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world. He is an award-winning author of seven books including Insider Outsider and his latest release, The Dad Difference. Dr. Bryan Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003. In addition to his responsibilities as a Pastor, Bryan travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for Biola University and Pine Cove Christian Camps. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership from the Thriving Organization.
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.