After graduating from Pierce County High School, Chris attended Valdosta State University and later transferred to the University of Georgia. During those four years God redirected and refreshed Chris’ relationship with Jesus. Following a degree from UGA, Chris married Kami Lawrence (from Hoboken, GA), was ordained into the ministry, and began serving as Youth & Children’s pastor in a local church in Athens. In 2003, Chris & Kami moved back home to Blackshear where for seven years they loved on students and poured Jesus’ teachings in their lives. Also during that time Chris became a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. About four years ago Chris followed God’s command to start Bridge Community Church.
Chris and Kami have been married for 11 years and have two awesome boys, Joshua (8) and Kellen (5). He loves Jesus, his family, the Georgia Bulldogs, sports, the beach, Chick-fil-a, small groups & Walt Disney movies.