Pastor Chip and Chris
HOW CHRIS AND I MET
It always amazes me to see how the Lord can take the paths of our lives and bring them together. My wife Chris grew up in Rhea County while I grew up in the far north of New Hampshire. Before I was a teenager, I moved to Tennessee. Chris and I met in Cookeville, TN after starting college at Tennessee Tech.
We married shortly out of college and settled down in Cookeville where we have had 3 children, many cats, and one dog. While in Cookeville, we served in our local church under the direction of Kenneth Vaughn who graduated from Rhema. In 2007, Pastor Vaughn went home to be with the Lord, but I could never thank him enough for the wonderful training he gave me and Chris.
I was born again as a teenager a few years after I made it to Tennessee. Chris was born again at an even younger age. I knew I would be in the ministry not long after I was saved and prepared for it during the years I was with my pastor. I traveled with him to many locations in the US and around the world. In 2010, we started a weekly Bible study in Dayton, TN.
AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK TO DAYTON
In 2013, it was time to grow the weekly Bible study into a full local church. Our commission from the Lord is to teach faith and raise up strong individuals and families for the advancement of the Kingdom of God!