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April 19, 2021

Providing 2nd Chances

Can you think of the worst thing you have ever done?  Now, what if that was how everyone identified you?  That’s how many formerly incarcerated men and women live every day.  They need a 2nd chance! Learn how you can help them re-enter mainstream life as contributing members of society and shed the shame of their former lives.  It’s all about 2nd chances – today on Equipped!

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Heather Rice-Minus
Heather Rice-Minus

Heather Rice-Minus

Heather Rice-Minus serves as senior vice president of advocacy and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions and how churches play a critical role in meeting the needs of those impacted by crime and incarceration.

Ronald Clay
Ronald Clay

Ronald Clay

Ron Clay is a graduate student at Moody Theological Seminary, about to complete his Masters of Divinity degree.  Ron and his wife Natalie, whom he met at Moody, are serving in the New Life Bridgeport church in Chicago. Ron also works full-time for the engineering department at Moody.

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Chris Brooks

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.

Equipped with Chris Brooks

Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior.  Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.