MEET OUR PASTORAL STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS!


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Chris Alexander, Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris is a native of central Alabama and has experienced what it means to be “raised in the South”. He is the only son of Vernon and Roslyn Alexander. He has two sisters, Roslyn and Cathy. Coming from a family of pastors, Chris grew up in the shadow of his grandfather and uncle who both led churches in the Church of God movement.

At the age of fifteen, Chris felt called into the ministry, but as Jonah did, he felt it better to run than to submit. A 2011 mission trip to Guatemala got Chris’s attention and God was able to once again revive a call to be a pastor.

He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Collaborative 6-12 Special Education. This degree earned him a position in Marion County, Alabama at a high school for three years and then on to an alternative school setting for the same county for three years. It was there that Chris listened to God’s calling on his life and determined he could better serve people as a pastor. This would give him the ability to get at the heart of many problems that face our society today…a need for salvation.

Brother Chris is new to pastoral ministry but has been heavily influenced by such pastors as Bro. Charles Ervin, Bro. Phillip Hardin, and Sis. Lori Salierno. He believes that relationships with God and others is the best way to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “Being there for each other” is a key component of any Christian’s walk.  

Chris knows firsthand the devastation that divorce can cause a family. He has a daughter, Cora from a previous marriage. He uses this opportunity to meet people where they are and show them that God can and will mend broken hearts. He and his wife, Candice, have 3 children: Logan, Nate, & Rachel.

Chris is dedicated, above all, to following God with his whole heart. He wants to share his love for God with others and be a servant leader. He believes with God, we can overcome anything.     

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:37-39

Contact Pastor Chris at clalexander2@anderson.edu


Jim Butts, Associate Pastor



Contact Pastor Jim at jbutts@ccboe.org


Paige Brooks, Youth Pastor

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Paige Brooks was born & raised in Indiana and in the church. Through her parents’ involvement in the church, she learned the value of a consistent Christ-centered community and of serving in the church. In middle school, Paige began to choose her faith for herself and started pressing into the truth God says about her: “You are fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13). Going into high school, Paige felt a call to leadership and a call to serve the church. It wasn’t until her senior year of high school that Paige understood this call- God was calling her to full-time ministry. Since then, Paige has been seeking God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will for her life (Romans 12:2).

Paige attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana and graduated in 2017 with majors in Bible & Religion and Youth Leadership Development. Through her time in Anderson, Paige also worked and volunteered with a local youth ministry to learn more about reaching teenagers for Christ. Paige also has a passion for church camp ministry, stemming from attending Camp Challenge in Indiana for many summers.

Paige is passionate about speaking truth and love over teenagers as they seek God and who they are in Him. She loves junior and senior high kids and strives to always share this truth with them: you are loved and there is a place for you at the table!

Contact Pastor Paige at longviewchogyouth@gmail.com


Board of Trustees

Jeremy Bolzle, Chair
Kerry Thompson
Hershell Jones
Karen Butts
Herschell Basinger
Joseph D’Andrea


Board of Christian Education

M’Kori Johnson, Superintendent
Laura Reid, Assistant Superintendent
Blake Townsend, Secretary
Candice Alexander
Blakely Hopper
Karen Butts


Board of Worship

Kerry Thompson, Chair
Tiffany Bolzle
Julianna Christopher
Mary Collum
Jennifer Manasco
Blake Townsend


Treasurer - Mary Lipsey


Head Ushers

Justin Corley, Head Usher

Hershell Brimhall, Assistant Head Usher


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