Teaching Pastor and elder Chris Funkhouser has worked in full time ministry for the last seven years. His passion is for God’s authoritative Word to be taught and lived out in the context of loving and caring relationships. Chris is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the School of Theology. He attained a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Chris also completed undergraduate work at Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Zeigler, IL. He also pastored Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Lodiburg, KY while completing his seminary education. Chris and his wife Megan, have also served at Ninth & O Baptist Church, Louisville KY; First Baptist Church, New Orleans LA; First Baptist Church, Eldorado IL; and College Heights Baptist Church, Eldorado IL. Megan has worked in children’s ministry, music ministry, youth ministry and women’s ministry in various roles. Her most important role of ministry is to their growing family. Chris and Megan have been married for 10 years and were both raised in Illinois. They have three children, two girls and a boy. Joselyn is the oldest at four years old, Anison the middle child is three years old, and Blaine is the baby boy born in September of 2011. The Funkhouser family loves Cardinal baseball and spending time with family. Chris enjoys reading, the outdoors, golfing, and hanging out with people drinking coffee. Megan is a budding photographer and finds great joy in snapping the right shot.