Wednesday we welcome Moody Bible Institute's Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations Roy Patterson to the show to talk about what he is seeing on the streets of Chicago and how we can be praying. Roy has been taking to Facebook to share what is happening in the neighborhoods and to join with others in prayer. Be listening for his perspective and the challenge he has for all of us to put feet to our faith in fighting injustice and seeking the peace of the communities where God has placed us.
Brooklyn Pastor Rasool Berry believes that when we listen to the pain of others and the pain within ourselves, we can create healing from discrimination, bias, and privilege. His podcast, Where Ya From?, is a platform where guests share where they came from, who they've become, and who we can be as Christians. Rasool will join Ken and Deb to talk about the blind spots we have in regards to race and justice and how listening to another person's experience can be the starting point for understanding and reconcilliation.
Roy Patterson is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. He is the host of Celebration of Praise, Music for Sunday and Urban Praise. He is a pastor, praise and worship leader, arranger and vocalist. He has led praise and worship internationally and has a strong passion for biblical diversity. Roy served as a youth pastor for 10 years and has provided substance abuse counseling to youth and adults. In January 2011, Roy was appointed station manager for 90.1 FM Moody Radio in Chicago. He was recently appointed as the Special Assistant to the President of Moody Bible Institute for Community Relations. Roy has been married to his wife, Lynette, for over 30 years, and has three children.
Rasool Berry serves as teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Ivy League school the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Africana Studies and Sociology. He is currently seeking his master’s at Reformed Theological Seminary.Rasool is passionate about sports, music, cooking and eating, and inspiring people to live in light of eternity. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Tamica and their Daughter Ire’Ana.