A North Texas Native, Kris grew up in Sherman, Texas. While in high school, he met his future wife Amy. They have two children, Rook and Molly. Having achieved degrees from Baylor University (B.A. 1996), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. 2000), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min. 2006) and serving churches in Texas and Alabama, Kris became the pastor of First Baptist Church of Wylie, Texas in 2005. He attempts to bring orthodoxy, creativity, and home-spun humor into the pulpit each and every week and enjoys coaching other leaders and congregations.