Introducing Pastor Chris Brooks, our New Senior Pastor
During the weekend of May 18-19, 2019, the Woodside Bible Church family voted an overwhelming yes that Pastor Chris Brooks would become our new Senior Pastor.
The process of finding a new Senior Pastor for Woodside began about five years ago when a small group of leaders met with Pastor Doug Schmidt to pray and talk about what the next season of ministry might look like. A Search Team, made up of men and women from across our campuses, was selected and approved by our Elder Board and the search process began. After evaluating dozens of applicants and interviewing a short-list of potential candidates, the Search Team presented Pastor Chris Brooks as their candidate to the lay Elder Board for approval on the evening of Thursday, December 6.
Since that time, Pastor Chris served as our Teaching Pastor. Chris had the opportunity to visit and preach at many of our campuses. He got to know our church family, and we also got to know him and his beautiful family. What a blessed time these past months have been for all of us, as God has given us a mutual love for each other!
Woodside has a deep commitment to worship and the Word and Chris shares that level of commitment. He has a strong conservative theology and is gifted in leadership and preaching the Word. He earned a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State and then went on to Biola University and graduated with a M.A. in Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Theology and Economics from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has also received certifications from Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics and Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.
Let’s all continue to pray for Chris, his wife Yodit and their kids; Zoe, Cameron, Judah and Sophia during this season. These are exciting times and the best years of Woodside Bible Church are yet to come!