Chris is an internationally-known NBA analyst for the ABC and ESPN television networks as well as an award-winning journalist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. Chris has shared the screen with some of the NBA’s legendary figures, including Magic Johnson, with whom he co-starred on the “KIA NBA Countdown Show” during the 2011-2012 season. He can be seen on a near-daily basis on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,’’ “Outside the Lines ” and “First Take.’’ Chris’ achievements led to his being named one of the 100 Black History Makers of 2012 by Thegrio.com, the African-American news arm of NBC.
Chris wrote for The New York Times from 1998-2004 and graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1990. Along with gospel recording artist Fred Hammond, Chris is a National Chair and Spokesperson for the “Ties Never Broken’’ campaign, which is sponsored by Fathers Incorporated. He is also a spokesperson for Allan Houston’s “Father Knows Best” program and a Board member of Athletes in Action, The New Canaan Society, and Write-On Sports, a sports journalism program for teenagers. Chris is a frequent speaker at colleges, high schools, charitable fundraisers, youth-related events, and colleges, having addressed congregations as varied as Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Catholic and Congregational. He has also taught seminars on the Biblical heritage of African people.
Chris has twin daughters attending college and lives with his wife of more than 20 years in New Jersey.
An experienced entrepreneur who has owned several businesses, Malik is currently the CEO of the Family Healing Center and a partner with the Christian Consulting Group. He holds a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College.
Committed to helping people gain mental and emotional healing through Christ, Malik has served as a leader in The Overcomer’s Program, a 12-step, Christian-based program that empowers people to break free from various addictions. He has also worked as a volunteer at the Daytop Treatment Facility and Uth Turn, a Christ-centered program that focuses on at-risk youth in the inner city. In addition, Malik spent several years as Director of Basketball Operations for the Bethany Center of Champions, where he used the game of basketball to share the gospel with hundreds of teenaged boys.
Malik has one adult son and lives with his wife in New Jersey.
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Accomplished in both the church and corporate worlds, Jay has served as Director of men's ministry at a megachurch of more than 4,000 members and gained more than 20 years of experience in finance and banking. He is currently the President and CEO of Capstone Facilities Group, which specializes in commercial real estate investing and property management as well as a partner with the Christian Consulting Group. He owns a bachelor's degree in Finance from Montclair State University and over 10 years of experience sitting on various non-profit boards.
Jay lives with his wife and three children in New Jersey.