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Senior Pastor, Christopher DeGreen

Pastor Chris loves his life with Christ the King Lutheran Church. The fellowship of believers and the Holy Spirit have grown together throughout the years to create a truly unique kind of loving and humble atmosphere. Pastor Chris makes it his mission to get to know each member personally so he can be a part of their faith journey. He often says how much he enjoys being able to refer to each member by name as he serves Holy Communion.

He works tirelessly to provide leadership and guidance to the membership of Christ the King, making himself available to anyone in need. Pastor Chris also loves and adores his wife, Amanda, and three children, Calley, Jess (Calley's husband), Cassidy, and Caden.

Pastor Chris was born and raised in East Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee. In 1990, he received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and also became the Senior Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham in 1998. Pastor Chris’ fervent prayer is that our congregation and the surrounding community will know God's assurance of a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit's leading.

Christ the King Lutheran Church Staff Members

The Rev. Dr. Christopher DeGreen
D.Min. - Senior Pastor

Dick O'Brien
Church Business Manager

Susan Dearing
Youth Education Director

Dr. Rosemary Johnson
Director of Music

April Matherson
Director of CtK Child Development Center

Wendi Vegter
Administrative Assistant

​​​​​​​Director of Hospitality​​​​​​​

Tom Nelson

Pat Loyacano
Assistant Treasurer