A Pastor, a businessman, a philanthropist, a mentor and a visionary, Pastor Corey B Brooks Sr. founded New Beginnings Church of Chicago, an urban, non-denominational inner city church on Chicago’s south side with 250 members in November of 2000, now supports over 2000 members. Affectionately known as the HOODologist for leading impactful community efforts to address the educational, economical, social and spiritual ills that burden inner city communities, Pastor Brooks has made national and international news for his unconventional, yet effective stance against the senseless killings of young people by gun violence