Senior Pastor: Joel A. Brooks, Jr.

Pastor Joel brooks is a nationally known speaker, author, and the Senior Pastor of Christian Life Center, a dynamic, 2,100 member, multi-cultural church located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a new, additional location in Grand Rapids, MI.  He is also the founder of Romantic Warrior Ministries. Pastor Brooks places an emphasis on men taking the leadership role for which God created them, takes a strong stand for racial reconciliation and unity, and targets young adults, challenging them to mature and to accept responsibility.

Pastor Brooks is a featured author of a chapter in Dr. Edwin Louis Coles’ book entitled, Man Power. He has also co-authored a book entitled What Women Don’t Know (And Men Don’t Tell You) which speaks to the heart of women and brings value and fatherhood to women in a world where self-dignity and respect is often lost. Most recently, Pastor Brooks was a featured writer with the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local newspaper, for a bi-weekly column titled “Practical Answers to Today’s Questions.” His television broadcast Transformed is viewed nationally and internationally and has had a dramatic impact in West Michigan and beyond for over 20 years.

He and his lovely wife, Yvonne, are the proud parents of eight beautiful children. Pastor Brooks and Pastor Yvonne are an awesome ministry team and together they are transforming lives through the power of God’s Word.



Pastor Yvonne Brooks

Pastor Yvonne is a native New Yorker with over 20 years experience in education, school administration, and leadership. She is the Performing Arts Pastor at Christian Life Center, with a unique ability to bring talent and anointing together for transforming worship experiences. She oversees all aspects of the performing arts ministry and is a dynamic worship leader as well. Pastor Yvonne is also gifted leader and presenter on spiritual things, women, marriage, singles, blended families, children and the arts. She is married to the man of her dreams, Pastor Joel A. Brooks, Jr. and assists him in leading Christian Life Center.  They are the proud parents of eight beautiful children.