Across our nation, Christians are crying out to God to meet the needs of our nation. You can join their voices as we go to God on behalf of our cities, our churches, and our families and ask Him to give us all an insatiable hunger for His Word! Join our special guests and pray with us on this National Day of Prayer edition of Equipped!
Dr. Mark Jobe serves as Moody Bible Institute’s 10th president. He is the Bible teacher on Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe and the author of What Now?: How to Move into Your Next Season and Unstuck: Out of Your Cave Into Your Call. He and his wife, Dee, have been married over 30 years and have three adult children, Marissa, Josiah and Grant. The Jobes currently reside in the Chicago area where they are active members of New Life Community Church, a nondenominational, multisite church where Dr. Jobe has served as senior pastor since 1986. Mark is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds a Master’s Degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Bakke Graduate University.
Dr. Crawford Loritts is a nationally known Bible speaker, author and is committed to encouraging and shaping the next generation of leaders. He is the author of 8 books, including Unshaken and the book he co-authored with his wife Karen, Developing Character in Your Child. His radio programs Living a Legacy and Legacy Moment can be heard on Moody Radio.
Crawford and Karen have 4 children and 11 grandchildren and live in Georgia.
Trillia Newbell is the author of several books including Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity and a children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family. Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN.
Jen Wilkin is a Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. Jen has authored multiple books, including the best seller Women of the Word.
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.