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Episode 163 – What It Means To Become What God Called You To Be With Pastor Ryan Brooks

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Imagine the impact your life will have when you walk fully in your God-given identity and purpose. Join our host and Guest, Pastor Ryan Brooks, Author, Coach, Consultant and Church Planter, as he unpacks his first (and recently released) book, I Am Called.

In the book and in this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which three types of calls to expect from God
  • Why God expects us to go beyond sacrifice and offer Him our unconditional surrender
  • What’s in your God-given job description
  • Why it’s essential to remember the place God saved you from
  • How to prepare your heart to receive God’s call

Ryan Brooks is privileged to be married to his best friend, April Brooks, and they have 4 children, Darian, Brandon, Wesley, and London Grace. Ryan serves as the Lead Pastor and Founder of Vertical Church in Hillsborough, NC. Vertical Church is a Christ-centered, multi-ethnic, multi-generational church seeking to make disciples that make disciples. Ryan is also the author of “I Am Called: Answering the Call of God with a Life on Mission. Ryan serves on several boards of local organizations along with being a ministry coach to several pastors and churches across the country.


You can connect with Ryan and his projects here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn |

You can check out His Book here: Amazon

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About Our Host:

Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop’s Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.

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My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion, our Guests, our Wise Idea Family and our many, many listeners from around the world. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)