Chris serves as New Hope’s associate pastor with administrative, ministry, and care responsibilities. He was raised down the road in the Troy, NY. His Godly parents were great examples who pointed him to a relationship with Jesus. Chris was saved at a young age, and from that time God began working in his heart for ministry. He attended college in Winston-Salem, NC, earning his Bachelors of Arts in Bible and Missions. During this important time in his life, God brought his and Patti’s lives together. After their wedding, they moved back to upstate NY to continue his education and receive his Master of Divinity. Chris served in his home church for three years while seeking the Lord’s direction for continued ministry. God opened that path when he was called as the associate pastor at New Hope in July of 2008. Chris and Patti thrive on all four seasons of Adirondack living, but most of all they love seeing God work in the hearts of His people and seeing lives changed!
Wife: Patti Collins
When he came to know Jesus: 1988
When he was called into ministry: 2001
When he came to New Hope: July 2008
How he came to New Hope: : God had placed a burden on his heart for NY since he was young. After college in NC, he came back to NY to work on his master’s degree and wait on the Lord while serving in his home church. While completing that degree, God brought him to New Hope and Queensbury!
Favorite music: Rend Collective, The City Harmonic, Starfield, Brave Saint Saturn, nostalgic Steven Curtis Chapman fan
Favorite movies: Most Harrison Ford movies (Indy, Solo, Ryan, Kimble).
Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Going on “hikes” with the kids, jumping on the trampoline, shopping with my wife, working in the yard.
Dream vacation: Mediterranean Cruise with Patti
Little known fact about pastor Chris: He has his private pilot’s license. He loves to try new foods and will eat anything.
Biggest passions: He would love to touch each ocean and continent in his lifetime with the purpose of sharing the love of Christ.
Special Bible verse:
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.
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