Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Pastor Christopher Porter is the first called pastor of Advent Lutheran Church NALC, and this is his first call to the Holy Ministry. He received his B.A. in Psychology from William Tyndale College in 2003, and an M.Div. in 2014 from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary/Lenoir Rhyne University. In 2012 he received additional education in catechetical instruction from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to receiving his M. Div., he served as a lay preacher for Lutheran CORE congregations in North Carolina, and served as a lay Bible teacher and Deacon intern at Historic Trinity Lutheran in Detroit (LCMS). He is blessed with a wonderful wife, Colleen, and two radiant children: Ben and Rachel. He loves philosophy, film, the arts, literature, kayaking, and cooking (especially Southern cooking!), but he thinks the greatest thing in the world is to be able to preach, teach, and administer the Holy Sacraments to God’s people. And, he would love to talk with you about the great things God has done for all humanity in Christ, Jesus, the Lord and Savior of the world.