A pastor, businessman, philanthropist, songwriter, mentor and spiritual coach, Pastor Corey B Brooks Sr. answered his call to the ministry at the age of 19 and received his first pastorship at the age of 23 at Mt. Moriah Church in Richmond, Indiana. At 27, he went on to pastor West Point Church in Chicago, Illinois, demonstrating an electrifying style of preaching and teaching that gave birth to a revolution four years later!
In November of 2000, Pastor Brooks founded New Beginnings Church of Chicago, an urban, non-denominational Purpose Driven Church in the inner city on Chicago’s south side. A visionary leader who is prolific in expository life-application preaching, Pastor Brooks’ simple yet profound messages of restoration and reconciliation have attracted over 2500 members.
Worshipping in a facility that houses a private Christian school (K-8th), state of the art music/dance studio and a fitness center, Pastor Brooks has become a millennium catalyst for social, spiritual and economic voids in Urban America.
With a vision to “Change people from Chicago, America and the World,” Pastor Brooks plans to plant one hundred churches over the next ten years and has already planted churches in Atlanta, GA. and Cape Town, South Africa.
A pastor to pastors, Pastor Brooks has ministered internationally in Asia, Africa, and South America; he is frequently called upon to teach church planting strategies, leadership and urban ministry development locally and nationally. Because of his success in urban ministry development, he has been deemed a “Hoodologist.” He has authored two books, “HOODology” (release date May, 2012) and “Committed” (release date November, 2012).
The International Bible Society recognized Pastor Brooks for successfully leading New Beginnings Church in a community outreach effort to spread the gospel by passing out over 50,000 bibles, with a goal of 1,000,000, to date over 100,000 have been distributed.
Pastor Corey B Brooks Sr. is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and pledged Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. From Ball State, he began his theological education by attending the Dallas Theological Seminary before earning a Master of Arts in Ministry, with an emphasis on Preaching and Christian Education, at Grace Theological Seminary.
A devoted husband, Pastor Brooks is married to Delilah Brooks; they are the proud parents of four children: Kirsten, Desmond, Danielle and Corey Jr.