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May 11, 2021

Help! I’m Married to My Pastor!

Ministry wives today face both joys and challenges as they navigate their calling. Jani Ortlund has served alongside her husband Ray for nearly 50 years.  Like a trustworthy friend, she encourages these ladies and gently reminds us of the high calling they have, even when this calling feels like swimming against the tide!



Jani Ortlund
Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund is a well-known writer and conference speaker.  She is the wife of Ray Ortlund Jr., who is an author and former seminary professor and pastor, and president at Renewal Ministries.  Jani, a former school teacher, holds a master’s degree in education and serves as the executive vice-president at Renewal Ministries. Jani and Ray have been married nearly 50  years.  They have four children and fifteen grandchildren.

MBI Pastors and Wives Online Celebration
MBI Pastors and Wives Online Celebration

MBI Pastors and Wives Online Celebration

It takes work to care for the congregation and maintain a strong relationship. Join us for a time of fun, fellowship, and prizes as Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages shares his journey. He looks back to help leaders move forward with hope, healing, and direction.

May 27th, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Central)

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the FREE event!

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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.