Chris grew up in Midland, TX, and being raised in a Christian home, he heard the gospel from a young age and made the decision to follow Christ at age 7. He has a calling from God to teach, preach, and lead within the church. He and his family also spent 3 years in Zambia serving as IMB missionaries. Chris joined First Baptist in August 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M and a Masters of Divinity degree in International Church Planting from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris is married to Laura Beth, and they have two children: Luke and Caroline. Chris enjoys playing percussion, wake boarding, and video editing. He is also a fan of the Texas Aggies and Dallas Cowboys.