Pastor Chris has been pastor of Murphy Presbyterian Church since Nov. 2017. He originally hails from the Columbus metro area of Ohio but don’t hold his northern roots against him. He grew up in a covenant home where God’s gospel was shared but it wasn’t until college that he came to fully understand the depth of his sin and the redemption found only at the cross. After college, he was a radio producer before he went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to prepare for ministry. His greatest passion is sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus with others and seeing people built up in him. He can often be seen around town at one of the coffee shops or coaching Murphy Middle School soccer.
Chris is married to Jules. Jules has a degree in sign language interpretation from Maryville College. She has a passion for “the least of these” and desires to show them the love of Christ.