Chris lives in Salisbury, NC, with his wife, Molly, and their four children. As a pastor, Chris is a teacher/preacher, writer, leader, and ambassador in the community whose heart is to mobilize and equip the local church to be the bridge-builder, barrier-breaker and change-agent it is meant to be, while being a people who are known by their love one another. Chris has most recently as Lead Pastor of Life Church of Salisbury since 2013.
He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MACM), previously studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris and Molly are both proud alumni of Appalachian State University (Chris - B.S. Communications, '99).
Prior to ministry in Salisbury, Chris served as the Carolinas Regional Manager for Samaritan’s Purse. The Shelton's have lived in several different locations across North Carolina, where Chris has served as a Church-Planter and on staff with churches in Boone, Wilson and Charlotte.
The Shelton's are active in their community, building relationships and partnerships to advance to Gospel of Christ, while contributing to the strengthening of the existence of an active, missional, multiethnic, multigenerational, socioeconomically diverse, irresistible Church in the community.
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