As an author, speaker, and advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada has inspired people around the world with her story of faith in the midst of suffering. She joins guest host Collin Lambert with a fresh gift of praise to God despite pain and loss. Her story, and the lessons she has embraced, will lift your spirit, and refocus your thoughts on the One who walks with us through all of life!
Joni Eareckson Tada is CEO of Joni and Friends, a global ministry that serves the practical and spiritual needs of people with disabilities. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books, including Joni; A Place of Healing and When God Weeps. Joni and her husband, Ken, reside in Calabasas, Calif.
Collin G. Lambert is the founder and president of Lambert Creative Media. With almost 42 years of engagement in media, Collin brings a world of experience to his work with organizations and businesses of every size. Previously, Collin served as Vice President of Moody Radio, the not-for-profit media arm of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Collin served with Moody for over 15 years, serving as Vice President for the last 7 1/2 years. In his role at Moody, he also planned, executed and instructed numerous international media training events in Africa and Eastern Europe.
In addition to his duties with Lambert Creative Media, Collin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters, as the Director of Radio Products for Resource Global, Host and producer of Missions Today, Host of various video podcasts at Lambert Creative Media's YouTube Channel, and afternoon announcer on The Bridge Austin (AM1120/101.1FM) . Collin and his wife, Patti, have three grown children, and live in their hometown of Austin, Texas.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the Detroit metropolitan area. Chris served for 20 years as the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1,600-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 Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of six children: Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages you to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately in your community. Interact with Chris as he empowers you to live out the gospel in a rapidly changing culture. This live, one-hour program, airing weekdays at noon CT, features special guests and welcomes your participation by callling in and by plugging in through social media.