Urban Ministry and Cross-Cultural Ministry

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Christopher Brooks, discuss the challenges and opportunities of urban ministries in diverse and ethnic neighborhoods.

About the Contributors

Christopher Brooks Photo Standing and Smiling

Chris Brooks

PASTOR CHRISTOPHER BROOKSChris Brooks is the Senior Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in Metro Detroit. Woodside has fifteen campuses and sees nearly eleven thousand weekly worshippers. He is also the host of the national syndicated radio program, ‘Equipped with Chris Brooks’, which is heard on over 200 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Chris is the author ofKingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics and is contributing author to ‘A New Kind of Apologetics’, ‘Marriage: It’s Foundation Theology and Mission in a Changing World’, ‘The Flourishing Pastor’ and ‘Faith That Lasts: A Father and Son on Cultivating Lifelong Belief’. 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 a doctoral candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary where he is studying the Integration of Economics and Theology. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu (Zoe), Cameron, Judah, Sophia and Christyana.

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.