Chris was born and raised in East Texas. He attended seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in New England where he completed a Master of Arts in New Testament and a Master of Arts in Old Testament. During his seminary days he served as a volunteer Bible study teacher at the Boston Rescue Mission, where he had the opportunity to disciple drug addicts and homeless men. After seminary, he spent six months in Cameroon, Central Africa, where he served as a Bible teacher at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary and as a youth pastor among many of the village children. After returning from Africa, Chris met his wife, Haley. He was smitten. They have been married since April 30, 2011. She is his best friend and constantly reminds him of God’s goodness and grace. In April of 2012, Chris and Haley moved to the Pacific Northwest where Chris served as the pastor for high school and college and career at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, WA. Chris and Haley have two boys, Clark and Luke. They are so thankful for their beautiful sons and absolutely love spending time with these little guys! In August of 2016 Chris made the transition to lead pastor of Marysville Community Church (MCC), a church plant of Alderwood. He is ecstatic to be a part of a church plant in the city where he and his family have lived since 2013. Chris has been serving in gospel ministry since 2002. He loves going on dates with his wife! He is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys camping and hiking with his family, playing with his boys, teaching the Scriptures, spending time with people, and reading. Chris counts it a great joy to serve at MCC alongside a godly staff and volunteer team committed to the gospel and the glory of God!