Ph.D. – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Evangelism and Church Growth)

Adv. M.Div – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Missions and Evangelism)

B.A. – The Baptist College of Florida (Theology)

A native of Jacksonville, Chris comes to the Jacksonville Baptist Association (JBA) with over twenty years of ministry experience as a senior pastor, campus pastors, church planter, academician, and church consultant.  He has served churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, and south Florida and was privileged to work closely with some of the fastest growing churches in North America.  He is also the author of How to Survive a Difficult Pastorate (2013). 

As the leader of our church planting efforts, Chris works closely with the churches of the JBA to recruit, identify, mentor, and resource church planters across the greater Jacksonville area.