Dr. Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson is the founder and senior pastor of Strong Tower Bible Church, a multidimensional fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1995, Pastor Chris has been passionate about leading Strong Tower Bible Church (STBC) to be a difference maker for the Lord locally and globally. His transparency, humility and unique gift of communicating God’s Word in a sound and relevant manner is what attracts many people to STBC.
Pastor Chris earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University, his Master of Religious Education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership. He was ordained in 1992 under Dr. Allen McFarland and Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia, and for six years was a member of the pioneer Christian rap group Transformation Crusade.
Pastor Chris has preached in various churches, colleges, conferences and outreach events all over the United States. He has also ministered abroad in Sudan, Ghana, Benin, Israel, Malawi, the Caribbean, Nigeria, South Africa, Haiti, and England. Pastor Chris is often called upon to preach in chapels for high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. He has also authored two books: Making Disciples Who Make a Difference and One But Not The Same: God’s Diverse Kingdom Come Through Race, Class, and Gender.
Pastor Chris and his lovely wife Dorena live in Franklin, TN and have four beautiful 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, and TobyMac
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 stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in Lord.”