Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just enjoy an occasional pick-up game, we don’t leave our faith behind when we pick up the ball. Coach Brian Smith discusses the nitty-gritty of the sports world and helps us glorify God in the locker room, on the field, and when no one is watching!
For the past 15 years, Brian Smith has been helping athletes and coaches live biblically at the intersection of faith and sport on college campuses and through his website, TheChristianAthlete.com. Smith ran track and cross-country at Wake Forest University and is the former assistant coach for the women’s track and cross-country team at the University of Wisconsin, where he had the opportunity to help coach All-Americans and future Olympians. Today, he is the director of social media for Athletes in Action and enjoys helping to coach his kids’ athletic teams. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Linsey, has three kids and lives on a hobby farm in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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.