Pastor Chris Williams
Pastor Chris Williams is the Lead Pastor of Community Church of Chesapeake in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Chris Williams is the Lead Pastor at Community Church of Chesapeake (CCC), a non-denominational church in Chesapeake, VA where he has served as an elder for eleven years and as a pastor for eight years. The church is broadly evangelical with particular emphases on gospel-centered worship and preaching, the priesthood and authenticity of believers living together in community, and personal and corporate commitments to the Great Commission at home and abroad. As the Family Pastor, Chris works with parents and their children helping them to grow in their faith and in their relationships as a family – with particular emphasis on the youth and their parents. He also guides many of the teaching and discipleship ministries of the church, with the goal of building community within the church as its members serve beyond the church. Chris worked part-time for The Potter’s School (TPS) for six years as the Ministry Coordinator, providing opportunities for students and parents to learn and serve together through special activities, conferences, and cross-cultural service trips to Thailand, Honduras, and China. He continues to lead the annual trip to Honduras, working with a Honduran mission called Predisan (www.predisan.org) to foster a discipleship-oriented relationship with two rural communities in a remote, mountain region of the country.
Chris and his wife, Helen, have been married for 29 years and have three adult children, who they have raised while living in several locations around the U.S. and overseas before settling in Virginia. His family has been involved with TPS since it started, with all three of his children enrolled in TPS classes and participating in various TPS trips. His wife, Helen, also teaches High School Geography with TPS. Chris is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served over 22 years on several ships, including two assignments as a Commanding Officer. He retired from the Navy in 2007 in order to devote himself full time to family ministry. Chris and Helen love to serve together encouraging, teaching, and counseling individuals and families toward experiencing the power of God’s truth in their lives.