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Christopher Brooks

Pastor Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries and Founder and President of the Detroit Bible Institute. He has nearly 20 years of ministry experience and is the host a daily radio show, Equipped for Life, which is broadcasted in Detroit. Pastor Brooks holds a Master’s degree in Apologetics from Biola University and a B.A. in Finance and Administration from Michigan State University. Pastor Brooks teaches Apologetics II (World Religions), Historical Theology and The Role and Responsibility of the Pastor.

Sabrina Black

Dr. Black is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor with additional counseling certifications. She has over 20 years experience in individual, family and group counseling and is the CEO and Clinical Director of Abundant Life Counseling Center in Southfield, MI. She is a published author and conference speaker and has served as adjunct faculty at several colleges and seminaries. She also leads a missions organization Global Projects based in Detroit, MI. Dr. Black teaches Counseling in the Local Church I, Counseling in the Local Church II and Introduction to Missions.

Flynn A. Smith

Pastor Flynn currently serves as the Executive Director and Academic Dean of the Detroit Bible Institute and is also the Teaching Pastor at Evangel Ministries. He holds a Baccalaureate degree in geography from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in the teaching of mathematics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He also serves as a teacher in Southfield Public Schools system. Pastor Flynn’s true teaching passion is in Biblical Studies and he has lead Bible studies both in the home and the church for years. Pastor Flynn teaches Essential Christian Doctrines, Hermeneutics and Systematic Theology.

Nicole Johnson

Professor Nicole Johnson is a trained theologian and skillful writer. Nicole was raised in a Muslim family and then studied New Age teachings before finding the truth and salvation in Jesus Christ. This background fuels her passion to communicate God’s truth to people and see them set free through Jesus Christ. She has completed a B.A. in Journalism from Wayne State University and a Master of Theological Studies from Michigan Theological Seminary. Professor Johnson teaches Apologetics I (Classical Issues) and Introduction to Biblical Greek.

Leslie Smith

Pastor Les is a pastor at Evangel Ministries. He has served as a teacher and pastor for 30 years in the local church. For 16 years he served as senior pastor of a church he planted in Detroit. He is also a gifted worship leader and has recorded a gospel album. A graduate of DBI himself, Pastor Smith has a passion to see Christians become the fully-equipped leaders God intends. He teaches Biblical Leadership I and Biblical Leadership II.

Randy Tomko

Pastor Randy is the Senior Pastor of Rockpointe Community Church in Sterling Heights, with postgraduate studies in Biblical Studies and Theology at Wheaton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Evangel University. Randy is an ordained minister and associate of Messenger Fellowship International and has over 25 years of ministry experience.

Mickey Badalamenti

Pastor Mickey is the Pastor of Discipleship at Rockpointe Community Church and Detroit Bible Institute’s Sterling Heights Campus director. He is the co-founder of Aletheia International, a Christian apologetics-based ministry dedicated since 2003 to the advancement of the Gospel. He has spoken at or appeared in numerous forums at universities, churches, and on radio and TV. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Bachelor’s in Music from the University of Michigan, and is an ordained minister and associate of Messenger Fellowship International.

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