Have you exercised your right to vote? Election Day is upon us and, as we take up our civic responsibility, we want to engage our spiritual calling to pray for our leaders. Chris will be joined by some insightful guests who will outline crucial concerns to bring before the Lord. Don’t miss this special Election Day edition of Equipped as we commit ourselves and our nation to God!
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K.A. Ellis is a teacher and speaker. Her work explores the zones where Christian endurance, the African American church experience, and theological ethics intersect. She directs The Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity, where studies focus on Christian endurance on the margins of today’s societies. Additionally, she has been an Ambassador and vocal advocate for International Christian Response. She is a PhD candidate in Church History at Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England and holds a Master of Art in Religion (Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Master of Fine Art from the Yale School of Drama.
Karen and her husband, theological anthropologist Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. have four amazing children and one delightful grand-daughter.
Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) is the 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for more than twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the chief of Navy chaplains. In addition to earning Master of Arts degrees in divinity, counseling, and management, he has received a doctorate degree in ministry and a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology.
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.