Today on Equipped, Chris Brooks honors one of America’s great leaders. Dr. John M. Perkins built his life and ministry by simply loving God and loving others, especially those in underserved communities. Chris and his guests explore the forces that shaped Dr. Perkins’ vision and encourage all of us to do our part to carry on his legacy!
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Dr. Winfred Neely (D.Min. Trinity International University; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is vice president and dean of Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. He is the former senior pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, Ill. He has served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa, for nine years. He and his wife, Stephne, have been married for over 46 years and have four adult children and ten grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Gordon is the founding Pastor of Lawndale Community Church and Chairman of the Christian Community Development Association (C.C.D.A) which he co-founded with Dr. John M. Perkins. In over 37 years of ministry "Coach," as he is affectionately known, has played a key role in numerous community development initiatives including the Lawndale Christian Health Center, a healthcare ministry that sees over 150,000 patients per year. He is a witness of God's call upon a person's life as he believes that the heart of the Gospel is reconciliation. Coach and his wife Anne have 3 grown children. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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.