More About Pastor Chris & Debby
Pastor Chris is a child magnet! The kids are crazy about him!. It is not uncommon to hear children visiting GAK tell their parents they just “have” to come back to GAK! Pastor Chris believes in loving and ministering to each child as an individual. “Love the child, not the crowd” is one of his core values for kids ministry. His goal is to not only minister to each child, but their entire family! Debby works behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. She is the creative engineer behind every teaching series, graphic and set design.
Whether it’s getting slimed, pied, or becoming a crazy character, Pastor Chris will do anything to get the point of a lesson across. Pastor Chris and his wife, Debby don’t just lead GAK, they ARE GAK! The whole GAK concept and approach to ministry to children has come out of their ever-growing, and never-changing desire to see children come to know Jesus as Savior and live for Him all their lives. As they lay the foundation for the kids,their desire is to impart God’s Word in creative ways that bring love and laughter to each child’s heart.
Chris and Debby have been married for 30 years.Even more than rooting for his favorite team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, looking for a good fishing hole, or teaching his dog, Zelda, some new tricks, Chris most loves spending time with Debby and their son, Jonah, daughters, Hannah and Sarah, and sons-in-law Dan and Jimmy. He and Debby are the proud grandparents of Owen and Nora.