True Foundation Transformation Church

Senior Pastor

Bishop Larry A. Brookins

Bishop Larry A. Brookins is the sixth of eight children born to Clarence L.  and Mary F. Brookins on September 14, 1957 in Chicago, IL. He is a husband  (Sandra) and father (Tony, Larry II, Jordan, Lesa), as well as a grandfather.  Licensed and ordained to preach in 1983, Bishop Brookins succeeded his father  as pastor of True Foundation Church Baptist, currently named True  Foundation Transformation Church in November 2002, having previously  pastored Transformation Ministries, formerly named Greater Mt. Olivet MB  Church, since 1994. 

Bishop Brookins is a graduate of Bradley University (Bachelor of Fine Arts),  Chicago Baptist Institute (Associate & Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies),  McCormick Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Theological Studies), and  the recipient of Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degrees from St. Thomas  Christian College (Jacksonville, FL), and St. Michael’s Institute (St. Louis, MO).  He was consecrated a Bishop in October of 2018 in Dover, Delaware to serve as  the Auxiliary Bishop over the Department of Education for Frontline Covenant  Fellowship of Churches under the leadership of its Presiding Bishop, Bishop  Noman E. Hutchins. 

Bishop Brookins is a Christian workshop facilitator and instructor, and his  Christian educational materials are being utilized by pastors, Christian leaders,  and churches worldwide, as well as his sermon manuscripts. Bishop Brookins served as an instructor for Chicago Baptist Institute for 18 years, teaching: “Old  Testament Theology,” “New Testament Theology,” and “Introduction to  Evangelism.” He has also served as an instructor for the Greater New Era  District Association of Chicago and Vicinity, teaching a monthly course on “The  Role of the Associate/Assistant Minister.”  

Bishop Brookins is the Executive Producer of “The Inspirational Hour” Telecast,  which is aired over Chicago Cable TV 36 Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 PM (CST)  and Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CST) in the Chicagoland area.  Bishop Brookins can also be viewed and heard weekly teaching Bible Study on  Thursdays at 7:00 PM (CST) on the church’s social media platforms of YouTube,  Facebook, and He is also the CEO of L.A. Brookins  Ministries, Inc. and has authored numerous books, workbooks, and manuals  that can be purchased on his website,, as well as on other  online retail stores, such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Bishop Brookins is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer who loves sharing the Gospel of Jesus  Christ, as well as edifying and equipping the body of Christ to do the work of  the Kingdom of God to the glory of God. His motto: “It’s All About the Kingdom!”

Dr. Sandra D. Brookins

Dr. Sandra D. Brookins was born in Canton, Mississippi but raised in Chicago, Illinois. As a preschooler, her parents, Percy L. Davis and Eva L. Harris-Davis brought her to church for Sunday School and morning worship service every Sunday. In the summer of 1970, at the age of 8, Sandra committed her life to Christ and was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Eugene Henley, pastor of Greater Mount Olivet MBC. Throughout her Christian experience, Sandra has been a choir member, choir director, bulletin coordinator, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Secretary, church announcer, and Sunday School Superintendent. Today, she continues to teach Sunday School as well as the TFTC New Members Orientation class.

Sandra married Bishop Larry A. Brookins on July 10, 1998 and was blessed with
a son, Jordan Isaiah, exactly one year later. She credits her spiritual growth to her husband who she believes God has anointed to teach His Word so that Christians are better prepared to “let their lights shine . . .” [Matthew 5:16].

Dr. Brookins has earned several degrees – a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education minoring in mathematics; a master’s degree in Reading/Literacy; a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and most recently, a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. Brookins began her career in education with Chicago Public Schools as a 7 th /8 th grade reading and mathematics teacher. Later, she transitioned to a high
school setting and taught Algebra I and Algebra 2 Trigonometry. Her success as
a high school teacher brought about a promotion and she was hired to become a citywide mentor for 1 st and 2 nd year teachers new to CPS. A short time later, she received another promotion and became an instructional coach with several networks in CPS. Today, Dr. Brookins serves as an administrator at a middle school in a suburb of Chicago and is grateful for the opportunity to support middle school teachers in their literacy work with a diverse population of students.

In her spare time, Dr. Brookins loves reading, bargain shopping, traveling with
her husband, studying and teaching God’s Word and chatting/spending time with
her son, Jordan Isaiah Brookins.