Chris was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in the nearby city of Castro Valley. In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he studied mass communication and English. After graduating college, Chris began his studies at The Master’s Seminary and earned his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. He currently serves as the director of Shepherds’ Conference and as the shepherd of the UCLA Grace on Campus Bible study. Chris has been married to his wife, Linda, since 2011, and they have two sons—Nathaniel and Jordan.