Chris Atkinson

What are your hobbies?

Anything baseball, playing and listing to music, gardening, playing on gadgets, and hanging with my family.

What is the latest books you have read?

“Deep & Wide” by Andy Stanley, “Finding Your Greater Yes!” by Dan Erickson, “Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  Matt 6:33 (NLT)

What has influenced you lately?

The last few years I have been challenged and influenced by Andy Stanley.  My thinking and mindset about the purpose of life, church, relationships, and community has been turned upside down.

What is your favorite restaurant/food?

Jack Stack BBQ in Martin City.

Who is your favorite artist and/or what is your favorite song?

Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, and Jeremy Camp in concert. Any music by the David Crowder and Skillet.  I especially love the rendition of All Around Me by Skillet.

Who is your hero?

There are two Kings I admire in scripture.  King David and King Josiah (II Kings 22-23).  These guys were zealous for the heart of God.

What is your lifelong ambition?

To become better at connecting with people and empowering them to be their best. 

What are the 3 top items in your bucket list?

1. Visit every MLB park in once in my lifetime.

2. Raise my kids to serve the Lord and to love home so much that they will come back often.

3. Adopt a foster child.

 What is one thing we don’t know about you?

My bride and I had our first kiss in our Wedding!