We regularly hear from parents who are struggling with hurt and fear when their child embraces a new gender. Laura Smalts was that child. She believed the lies and the false promises of freedom – until she discovered true freedom in the love of Jesus Christ! Laura will share her story and offer insights about how to relate well to loved ones living a transgender life!
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Laura Perry Smalts is an author and speaker who shares her story of how Jesus Christ rescued her from a transgender identity. She has also had the privilege to tell her story on a variety of platforms including radio, video, tv, and more including the documentary In His Image. Her story is also available in her autobiography, Transgender to Transformed. She is a full-time staff member of First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City and is now married to her amazing husband, Perry Smalts.
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.