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Equipped with Chris Brooks

Air Time Monday-Friday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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April 19, 2023

Church: I Belong Here!

Do you long for a place where you are known and cared for?  Have you tried church and been hurt or disappointed? Maybe you are ready to commit to a church and want to be sure it’s going to welcome you. Chris Brooks will take your calls and questions as Barnabas Piper outlines God’s plan for all of us to find a place of belonging and identity among His people and in the restoring grace of Jesus Christ.

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Barnabas Piper
Barnabas Piper

Barnabas Piper

Barnabas Piper is a husband and the father of two daughters. He worked in Christian publishing and leadership development for nearly fifteen years before being called into pastoral ministry. He now serves as an assistant pastor at Immanuel Church of Nashville.  His writing has been featured by a variety of websites and publications, and he writes regularly for He Reads Truth. He is the author of several books, including The Pastor’s Kid, Help My Unbelief, The Curious Christian, and Hoping for Happiness.  He is also the co-host of The Happy Rant podcast with Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin. They have published a book together with the same name.

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Chris Brooks

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

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.