Ron Brown, Executive Director of Teen Challenge Southern California joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss racism in America.
• Ron Brown discusses the racism and violence that he has experienced during his life in the workplace and even the church.
• Racism is a systemic problem that many black Americans experience on a regular basis.
• The church of Jesus Christ should be willing to discuss and address the social injustices experienced by minorities in their community.
• Ron Brown discusses how the gospel of Jesus Christ has influenced him to love God and to love his neighbor.
• Gary Wilkerson asks Ron Brown how the recent events—the killing of George Floyd, the resulting protests and riots—have affected him as a black American.
Matthew 24:3–8, Acts 19:23-41, Mark 12: 30–31, Acts 10:9–16, Romans 12:15, Micah 6:8
As Executive Director, Ron Brown oversees the ministry of Teen Challenge Southern California and its ten ministry locations. In addition to the year-long structured Christian discipleship ministry for those addicted to drugs and alcohol, Teen Challenge Southern California provides comprehensive outreach and prevention programs for inner-city youth at risk of gang affiliation and drug abuse. In addition to his duties as Executive Director, Ron is passionate about leadership development and encourages pastors and Christian leaders through conferences and seminars locally, nationally, and internationally.
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.