Chris is the lead pastoral elder of Eternal City. His responsibilities include preaching, leading the church's vision for ministry, training leaders, counseling, leading a weekly small group and graphic design.
Chris was born and raised by Christian parents in Plum, PA. He attended the Penn Hills Alliance church throughout his childhood but began to move away from God as he approached his teens. Chris became immersed in the drug and party culture for several years. He was caught selling drugs in 1997 and spent two weeks in a juvenile detention center. It was during this time that God the Father began to slowly draw Chris to Jesus. Over the next two years Chris received Jesus through faith in the gospel and was born again.
Chris immersed himself in biblical study and by 2002 he was teaching the bible multiple times a week. He became a pastoral elder at the Penn Hills Alliance church in 2009. At that time, he started to sense a nudge from God to prepare to plant a new church. In 2013, Chris and Eddie Jones gathered a small core group of friends and started to gather weekly in homes for bible study and prayer. In 2014, Eternal City Church was unofficially launched and the Sunday morning gatherings were planted in Chris and Meghan's home. In September of 2015, Eternal City began gathering at Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Wilkinsburg, PA. They are continuing to follow Jesus and seeking to advance His Kingdom and grow His church!
Chris is married to his high school sweetheart, Meghan. They have one daughter, Adalyna and two pups, Jayda and Yukon. Chris enjoys reading, studying theology, music, graphic design and urban ministry.