A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Chip answered the call to preach at the age of 12.  He has served as a pastor for 28 years to churches in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina, and is currently serving as pastor to the people of Calvary First Baptist Church in Greenville, 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 also serves as a professor at the Arial Seminary extension of Covington in Easley, South Carolina.

Chip has been married to Rachelle for 30 years. They have two adult children,Hannah and Josh (married to Liz).

Rachelle Coleman, Music Director