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Dr. Chris Williamson, affectionately known as “Pastor Chris,” is the founder and Senior Pastor of Strong Tower Bible Church (STBC), a multiracial fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1995, Pastor Chris has led STBC in it’s vision of “experiencing, explaining, and expanding God’s Diverse Kingdom in the city and throughout the world.” Pastor Chris also serves as a consultant, helping mainstream and religious institutions work through issues of race, diversity, and cultural sensitivity. Through his brainchild, called “Social Exegesis,” as well as blog posts, sermons, and workshops, he has helped many people develop the necessary critical thinking skills to wisely interpret the complex social ills of our day.
Pastor Chris has preached at churches, colleges, and conferences across the United States and in several countries around the world. Because of his ability to connect with people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, Pastor Chris is often called upon to speak for elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and the NFL. He has also authored two books, Making Disciples Who Make A Difference and One But Not The Same.
After receiving his Master of Religious Education, Pastor Chris went on to earn his Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, where he was named the Most Outstanding Graduate in his class.
An avid Marvel comic book and Kung Fu movie collector, Chris loves traveling with his beautiful wife Dorena, and spending time with is four fantastic children: Dante, Christa, Chase, and Charis.
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
What do you do for fun? Travel with and date my wife, collect comic books, and watch Kung-Fu movies
Fun Fact: I learned how to swim in 2012!
Favorite artist(s) or music group(s): Earth, Wind & Fire, Commissioned
What brings you the most fulfillment in ministry? When people begin to grasp the principles of the kingdom of God
Life verse: 1 Corinthians 15: 58 – “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
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