I am the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, a multiracial congregation on the South Side of Chicago. I also serve as the CEO of New Community Outreach, a non-profit organization organization working to reduce causes of trauma and raise opportunities for equity in Chicago. I’ve been married to Maggie for almost 20 years and we have two amazing sons. I send out an occasional newsletter (mostly ) about race, justice, and theology that you can subscribe to here.

I am passionate about racial justice and reconciliation within the Body of Christ. I regularly write about these and similar topics. My book, Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Discipleship, will be published by InterVarsity Press early in 2020. Please contact me if you’re interested in having me speak to your organization.

My Speaking Schedule

My ministry call is to our church and community, but occasionally I get the chance to share with other churches, ministries, and organizations.

Evangelical Covenant Church Sankofa Journey; October 24-27

Midwinter Workshop: Practicing Solidarity for Majority Culture Pastors; January 30, 2020

East Coast Conference Family Camp; August 10-14, 2020

Previous Speaking Engagements