Since 1979, Chris has been serving in pastoral ministry. At Grace Community Church, he served at various times as a pastor to Junior High, the College pastor, and as pastoral assistant to John MacArthur. In Spokane, Washington, Chris served as a teaching pastor for eleven years. And most recently, he has built, led and overseen a church-based ministry training center in Phoenix, Arizona. In each church, he has manifested a huge passion to see every Christian in the church know God intimately through studying His Word deeply.
Over the years, Chris has also served as an adjunct professor at Talbot, The Master’s and Phoenix Seminaries. That work flows out of his strong passion to train men for ministry. At the core, Chris believes that a healthy local church is the most effective training environment from which to raise up men of God. Like the tension between USC & UCLA, the two pulls of preaching and training continually tug at his heart.
A graduate of Biola College, Chris earned a Master of Divinity in Bible Exposition from Talbot Seminary in 1982. He and his wife, Jean, have two sons, Matthew, who is married to Danielle, and Daniel, who is married to Breanna. In 2014, they welcomed their first grandchild, Ryker. We rejoice that, at the end of 2006, God brought Chris to FBC, to preach, lead and train men.