Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.
They were founding members of Grace Bible Church (Tempe, AZ). The following year, Chris joined the staff as Worship Leader and the experience of church planting grew a desire to pursue pastoral ministry. It was through a growing friendship with Sovereign Grace Church in Gilbert that God presented the opportunity. Chris and Tara relocated in 2003-2004 for training at the Sovereign Grace Pastors College and returned to server at the church in Gilbert.
While ministering there, God laid a desire on Chris’ heart to see another church planted. After years of conversations and prayers with the pastors of Sovereign Grace Church, the planting team of Grace Church began to form. Chris and Tara relocated in May of 2009 to Peoria, along with their three beautiful children -Taylor, Trevor, and Rylee (now four – Alexie Jane!).
Chris now serves as the Lead Elder for Grace Church and delights in seeing the glory of God’s Word transform lives, starting with his own.