A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Chip answered the call to preach at the age of 12 and has served as a pastor for 29 years to churches in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina. Chip has a burning desire to magnify the Lord Jesus and to help all people know Him and experience the abundant Christian life.  

Chip holds a Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degree from Covington Theological Seminary. He has been married to Rachelle for 30 years. They have two adult children, Hannah and Josh, whoismarried to Liz.