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Chris's church

Kenova Church of Christ
Kenova West Virginia , 25530

About Chris
  • Education: David Lipscomb University Mountwest Community & Technical College
  • Experience: I began working with my home congregations youth group at the age of 16 and by 21 was working in a joint lay-ministry with another brother in Christ. In addition to working with our youth I have been actively preaching since I was 18, fourteen years later After working full-time for four years our hearts were being led back to our home congregation were I now serve as a lay minister and work in IT at a local college. My life has come full circle.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you can take my ideas and use them to bring honor and glory to our heavenly Father and use them to reach a lost soul for Christ.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I recently shared two sermons that were not necessarily a series, but do complement each other. The first "Peace, through the noise" looks at the noise the devil throws our way to keep us from hearing the still quiet voice of God. The second "Pieces of the Puzzle" is a look at God taking the shattered pieces of our life and restoring them for His honor and glory.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: My paternal grandmother was facing a serious surgery that we all knew she would most likely (and did not) not survive. Before she was taken in to surgery she called each of us in, I was accompanied by one of our deacons who lead us in prayer. As he said amen she squeezed my hand and said, "in just a moment the doctors will put me to sleep and I will be resting in the arms of our Lord. If I get to wake up and see you I'm blessed, but if I wake to see His face, either way I'm blessed!"
  • Family: My wife Kayde and I have been married since March of 2001 together we have four boys and a girl. Our oldest son can boast to be the big brother to two sets of twins. Our first set of twins (identical boys) was born on Ground Hog’s Day 2003 and on Jan. 24 of 2007 we welcomed a set of fraternal twins (a boy and girl) to our family. No fertility drugs, just God’s richest blessings.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are proud.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Sometimes I really am as good as what people are saying.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: If you can do anything else, do it first. (So I did, I have sold computers, been an assistant manager of a gas station and worked in IT at a midsized university.)
  • Books that have had an impact: In addition to the greatest book, the Bible, one book I find myself looking at a great deal is the book "Daring to Dance with God". Great things truly happen when we let God take the lead.
  • Hobbies: HTML, computers, video games with my sons, cooking, watching movies and enjoying time with my family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: When every thing around us changes on thing remains, the cross. it is the beacon of hope, the symbol of salvation, and God’s gift of forgiveness of us all.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Funny or embarrassing? The most memorable moment was shortly after the birth of our first twins I fell asleep on my notes (that I was finishing) and awoke with moments to get dressed and to the building. I preached until I couldn’t wing it anymore. I try to be a lot better prepared now. :)
  • What I want on my tombstone: A good husband, a good dad, saved by Grace.
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