Christopher Warrington, MDiv
Executive Director / President of the Board of Directors
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)
Christopher was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has been involved in ministry from a young age. His life verse is Colossians 3:23-24. In 2000, the idea of TCC came to mind. Born of moving to a new town and realizing that the Church's focus is largely within local circles, God lit a fire in Christopher to see the Church become unified in their work, crossing boundaries of distance and denomination. Over the next 20 years, God has continued his work through Christopher and his team to work towards a united church, fulfilling Jesus' prayer for unity from John 17:20-23.
Ordained in 2003, he completed his Master of Divinity degree from Phoenix Seminary in 2013 and set to work building The Christian Chain. While trying to get TCC off the ground, Christopher worked serving the church leading small groups and volunteer roles in media development, and served for a time as VP of Communications and Marketing at Directrix Computer Solutions.
Christopher has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters where he mentored a boy for over 10 years and is still in touch with him, now a young man.
Since then, Christopher married his wife Jenny (our Director of Operations!), in 2010. The two of them reside in Phoenix and have four children.
Lightning Round Questions
Sweet or Salty?
Salty, but depends on the mood.
Winter or Summer?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Up in the mountains! Somewhere with tall trees and a cabin, but also a strong wifi system to allow for tech gadget playtime.
Favorite thing to order in?
Pizza or Mexican food
If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be?
Jesus (of course!), my paternal grandfather (I never got to meet him), and plenty of biblical figures. I would also love the opportunity to have dinner with Bob Goff. After reading his books, he seems like a great guy to get to know and talk with.
Favorite family tradition?
Every Christmas, my family drives around to look at Christmas lights; each of us pick a Christmas character (polar bears, snow men, penguins, etc.) and we count how many of that character we see in the lights.
What's your favorite way to spend a day off?
Up at a cabin – can walk in the woods or lay in a hammock. If a cabin is not available, then a day by the pool or playing legos with the kids is always great. Days I get to spoil myself are few and far between, so I take them when I can!
What is the top location on your travel bucket list?
Europe – France, Spain, Italy. Oh! A cruise. I've never been on a cruise.
Favorite ice cream topping?
The classics! Hot fudge is a go-to.
What song always gets you singing along?
I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me
If you could time travel, when and where would you go?
Colonial times. I've always been interested in that time period.
What's something you like to do the old fashioned way?
Make bread! My family has a dinner roll recipe that is 6 generatios old, and it's something we do around the holidays for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It takes 3 days to make them, but it's worth it!