Chris has been the pastor of East Clairemont since 1998. Born and raised in Long Beach, Chris was licensed to the ministry in 1979 and ordained in 1988. He is a graduate of California Baptist University (BA, BS) in 1982 as well as from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) in 1986.
Chris has over 30 years of ministry experience, including 17 years in youth ministry. He is married to Terri, and they have four children.
Chris has a number of interests in addition to helping people discover and do God's will. He enjoys playing golf and softball and trying to stay physically fit. He enjoys watching his kids play sports, play musical instruments, lead cheers, get good grades, and otherwise just grow up. Now (thanks to Dustin), he has discovered that he also enjoys playing fantasy baseball and football in the church's fantasy leagues!