Have you ever wanted to throw a penalty flag on God because He seemed to make the wrong calls in your life? Ben Malcolmson was sure God made a mistake when he walked on to the USC Trojans football team. Fearing failure and filled with self-doubt, Ben learn to walk faithfully and discover God’s incredible game plan for his life! Catch his inspiring story here!
Author, speaker, and mentor figure, Ben Malcolmson has been the right-hand man to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll for the last 14 seasons. During his college years at USC, Ben was a student newspaper reporter for the Daily Trojan who tried out for the top-ranked football team simply to write a first-person account of the walk-on tryout process. Having not played football since 5th grade, he surprised himself and countless others when he got the call that he had earned a roster spot as a wide receiver on the 2006 Trojans. After his one fairytale season ended, he became Director of Online Media for USC Football, where he created and managed the groundbreaking online presence for Pete Carroll and the Trojans. Since then, Ben has served Carroll and the Seahawks for the past 11 seasons. Also, he has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, The Associated Press, USA Today, and The Dallas Morning News. Ben currently shares his unfathomable story to churches, youth groups, businesses, schools, and anyone else who desires to be inspired to discover their purpose.
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 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.