Walk Worthy 2018 Speakers and Musicians
Dr. Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Mike is heard on hundreds of stations on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, and Bible Survey for Kids. Mike and his wife Carlynn have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.
Mark Jobe is the lead and founding pastor of the multi-location church, New Life Community, based in the city of Chicago, and host of the daily Moody Radio program, Straight Talk. He and his wife, Dee, have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting in more than 20 locations throughout the Chicagoland area and in seven cities internationally. He also founded New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago. Jobe is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers) and a contributing author to various books including A Heart for the City and Amazing Faith. He holds a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Bakke Graduate University.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1,600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, he is the Moody Radio host of Equipped with Chris Brooks, a program to empower listeners to live out the gospel in the rapidly changing culture. He is also author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. 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 at Oxford University. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah and Sophia.
Sanj Kalra is a speaker and the vice president of strategic partnerships for RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries). Born to Hindu parents in New Delhi, India, he and his family immigrated to Ottawa, Canada. He was awarded a tennis scholarship at the University of Akron, Ohio, graduated with a degree in business management, and worked in the medical device sales industry for more than 20 years. Despite professional success, Kalra pursued pleasure and indulgence until his life spun out of control. After a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ in 2010, he joined the RZIM team in 2015 and now shares his story and messages at churches and conferences around the globe. He is married to Kay, and they are blessed with two daughters.
For more information about Sanj Kalra, vist RZIM's website.
Aaron Shust has developed a reputation as a gifted songwriter and passionate worship leader. A multiple Dove award winner, he has recorded several albums, including Unto Us, Morning Rises, This Is What We Believe, Anything Worth Saying, and his new live album, Love Made a Way. Besides leading worship at his home church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, he tours with his worship band. “I am always encouraging people to sing along,” he says. “The biggest compliment I can receive is when someone says, ‘That was less of a concert and more of a church service, a worship experience.’ ” He and his wife, Sarah, have three young sons.