The Church has lost a great man of God this week. Dr. Melvin Banks was one of the key evangelical leaders and educators of our time. We will learn from his example of love for the Scriptures and honor his legacy of making the Bible understandable and accessible to African American children and adults. What does a life of faithful service look like? Here is one example worth following!
C. Jeffrey Wright (JD Georgetown University, MBA Columbia University) is the chief executive officer of Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI), the largest media and publishing firm serving African American churches and denominations.
He is a trustee at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of God’s Vision or Television: How Television Influences What We Believe. He is also a contributing author to Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World. He has four children and is married to Lakita Garth Wright.
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.