“…I determined that I had reached a stage in my life where I had to put up or shut up…”

Image result for caricature of man "sharing" himself with others.COMMUNICATION: I was visiting with a friend awhile back, and he asked, how and why did I launch my website (www.charlesbrooks.com). I told him of attending a Bible study group some 4 years earlier, and Adrian Despres (an Evangelist with Kingdom Building Ministries – (www.kbm.org), my friend, and Bible mentor) brought up the Bible verse: Mark 16:15 – And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

That scripture had been escaping my attention for years, but this time…it did not, and it re-surfaced about a few months later. I then determined ….that I had reached a stage in my life in which I had to put up or shut up… it was time to proclaim the gospel bu.   Sadly, though… I was ill-prepared, poorly -motivated, and suffered from a modest case of not following God’s word. ..Not a very comfortable spot to be in, particularly with life’s clock running at high-speed.

As time passed, I began to develop my skills for “sharing myself” in Bible Study (a foreign territory); in Church; more so to friends; and too much so, to strangers. I actually found that “sharing the gospel” to total strangers was easier than it was to friends and acquaintances.

In sharing myself… I was also sharing God, my Lord and Savior. Because I was created in His Image… I had a “built-in” reservoir of INFORMATION that had been waiting… for years… to be released. I realized that I was talking the walk, but not walking the talk. I repented, amended, transcended, prayed, and committed myself to proclaim the Gospel, in my own shallow way.

I had to take on a persona that I was not accustomed; as being a bit of a solitaire… I have NEVER been very willing to share my FAITH with anyone. That had to change. I did change. I am changing. And, you, by the Grace of God, are party to that change.  Thanks be to God!

You can escape from me… but I cannot escape from my commitment to God…to SHARE His Word. I am committed to going into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation. I have chosen to do this via LinkedIn, and “BrOOKS-of-WISDOM,” as my primary vehicle to help others in developing their career journey… of serving others… of living by the Golden Rule… and doing it through the business community.  And, I’m bringing God along, for His Guidance, and Protection….for I am weak… and He is STRONG.


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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