About Me

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 am passionate about racial justice and reconciliation within the Body of Christ. I regularly blog about these and similar topics and have a book coming out with InterVarsity Press that digs into themes of discipleship, race, and justice. 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.

Becoming a Just Church with Adam Gustine at Wilson Abbey (935 W. Wilson, Chicago), May 3

New Community Faith and Race Workshop, May 18

Northern Seminary Brady Lectures (panelist), June 8

Whitworth University Ministry Summit, June 24-27

Evangelical Covenant Church Sankofa Journey, October 24-27

“The Spirit of Reconciliation,” preached at New Life Fellowship Church’s Gospel and Race Conference.