Crossroads Community Church


11-3-2019 Bulletin

crossroads community church
550 harve mathis road
athens, georgia 30601
706.543.4650 office
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pastor chris bio

Date / Place of Birth -  Born January 8, 1969 in Raleigh, NC.  Yes ... I share a birthday with Elvis! (and with my miniature Schnauzer, Elvis)
Places lived - I lived in Raleigh for almost 2 years, then moved to the metropolis of Franklin Springs, GA for the next 20 years.  Then, on to Virginia Beach, VA for three years.  Then Athens for 5 years.  Then Winterville, GA for 4 years.  And now, I've lived in Colbert, GA since 2005.  (You don't have to add up all those years, if you don't want to!)
Education / Experience - Graduated from Franklin County High School in '87.  A '91 Grad of Emmanuel College.  A '94 Grad of Regent University.
Served as youth pastor at Living Word Church, in Norfolk, VA for over 2 years.  Youth Pastor, Music Pastor, Associate Pastor and wearer of many hats at Crossroads Community Church since '94.

Salvation Experience - I was saved and baptized as a kid in the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Filled with the Holy Spirit while traveling with a college singing group to a youth camp in VA.  Was called to preach / do full-time ministry while serving as a counselor at a youth camp in GA.  Watch out for those youth camps.
Favorite Things about Crossroads - Lots of fave's about C-Roads.  Love the humor shared by so many.  Enjoy the church sports leagues.  Great working relationship with Pastor Morris.  All the fun events are great!  Wednesday night fellowship meals.  Hey ... there's a lot to love!! But the best ... the relationships!  It's awesome to share life experiences and grow together in Christ!!!
Family members - I am SO BLESSED with a wonderful wife, Kelly -- married since '96.  We have three kids -- a son, Jackson and two daughters, Jordan and Avery Jo.  However, Kelly neither plays the piano nor sings, so is she really qualified to be a pastor's wife??
Hobbies - My hobbies are various sports.  I LOVE to play tennis, golf and basketball.  Really enjoy water sports and snow skiing!!!  I enjoy watching the Dawgs and the Falcons play football -- though it does test my sanity.  I coach the kids in sports.  Love to read -- usually 2-3 books at once.  Also, I go to movies with the family every chance I get!  And of course ... music, music, music!
Secret Ambition - If I weren't doing this I think I might would've become a surgeon.  Blood and guts don't bother me and I love to help people.  Or maybe a singer for an 80's cover band -- no, not really.