Christopher Charles Thompson is a gifted communicator, communication strategist, and church resource developer. Through writing, teaching and preaching, he inspires and equips young and old alike to higher heights of organizational, spiritual and personal growth.
He received his undergraduate training at Southern Adventist University and Oakwood University in Elementary Education and Theology. He then pursued graduate training at Oakwood University in Pastoral Studies and Church Development. He then pursued doctoral studies in Transition and Change for the 21st Century Church at United Theological Seminary. His research explores strategies to help churches communicate effectively with Hip-Hop culture. Along with his formal training he brings a passion for helping people and organizations grow quantitatively as well as qualitatively.
He has pastored and taught in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has also served as Communications chairperson for the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Conference as well as Communications Director of the Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Most recently, he served as the Communication and Marketing Director for Breath of Life Television Ministries. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Oakwood University.
He is also an author, having written numerous articles for various publications as well as six books, My Savior and My Lord, 360º Christian, Training Days, Stop the Violence, Free and Gone (both Free and Gone, co-authored with Dr. Carlton P. Byrd). He also wrote and produced a documentary entitled Good Grief to help people cope with traumatic experiences. A seventh book is set to be released in the near future.
He is an avid reader and athlete. He enjoys running, cycling, tennis, and most of all basketball. He is a proud finisher of the Pittsburgh Marathon (3 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds), and the Columbus Marathon (3 hours 41 minutes and 09 seconds). His big dream is to one day complete the Ironman Triathlon.
He is happily married to the former Tracy Harris (15 years), and together they have one son Christopher Charles II (age 11). They are both proud members of the “one-and-done club.”
Personal Mission Statement
To help people grow
Personal Vision Statement
I am writing, teaching, and developing resources to equip people for growth and growing others.