Chris Harper Bio
Pastor Chris [aka Harp] describes himself as an Amillennial, Calvinistic, closet-charismatic, credo-baptistic, complementarian, disciple of JC Ryle, who loves his wife, his four children, books, basketball, movies, and 90’s hip-hop. King Jesus is his Savior, Andrew (Simon Peter’s brother) is his hero, he believes that Jordan is better than Lebron, and nothing beats Nashville hot chicken.
Chris holds a Degree in Political Science, a Certificate from Harvard, Advanced Degrees in Social Work and Biblical & Theological Studies, and is currently finishing his Doctoral work in Christian Formation.
Chris Harper Ministries
Chris has had the privilege to create, lead, and serve in some extraordinary, unconventional ministries: women who serve hot meals and the Gospel in adult entertainment venues; coffee shops that employee women and men coming out of prison; and clean water and economic development in third world countries to name a few.
Creatively, Chris has been at the forefront of engaging culture for Christ in a winsome way for the past ten years. Planting churches with the Newthing Network; helping redefine education at Grace Prep School; lending creative ability to groups like Art of Homage; and Christian Halls International; while running his own consulting firm 252 EDU.
Chris believes hospitality is the new evangelism, and that art, music, community, and commerce are the most powerful mediums for gospel witness today.