Serving the Marginalized at Lawndale
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Dr. Daisey Dowell and Rev. James L. Brooks join Dr. Chupp on CMDA Matters to discuss their work serving the marginalized at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, IL.
Meet Our Guests
Rev. James L. Brooks is committed to listening and responding to the people who have been hurt and marginalized by society. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Harmony Community Church and the Vice President of Mission & Community Engagement at Lawndale Christian Health Center on the Westside of Chicago. He formerly served as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL, and was the first African American to be called to serve this historic Lutheran congregation.
Reverend Brooks is a summa cum laude graduate of Concordia University where he majored in organizational management. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Northern Theological Seminary, where he was the first Dr. John Perkins Scholar graduate. Reverend Brooks also completed his youth and theology certification at Princeton Theological Seminary and a clinical pastoral education unit at the University of Illinois Medical Center. To add to his wide array of empowering strategies and techniques, he became a John Maxwell Certified Coach in 2014.
Reverend Brooks is currently a doctoral student at Northern Theological Seminary. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Jacqueline, a Registered Nurse specializing in transplant care. They have two brilliant and energetic daughters, Jaylah and Janay, both of whom actively serve in vital ministries of the church.
Dr. Daisey Dowell serves at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago Illinois where she has the honor of serving a marginalized patient population as a pediatrician, and a culturally diverse staff as Clinical Director at Lawndale’s Homan Square Clinic site. Dr. Dowell has been a member of the CCHF board for 4 years and serves on CCHF’s Diversity Committee and as the current CCHF board chair.
In addition to serving in domestic missions LCHC, Dr. Dowell serves as a foreign missionary to Haiti and Africa. She also serves as one of the founding board members for The Field School of Chicago, a multicultural classical Christian school located in the heart the primarily African-American, economically disadvantaged community of Austin, where she has resided for over 30 years.
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