PASTORAL COACH CONSULTANT
Reverend Dr. G. Christopher Scruggs practiced law in Houston, TX before responding to God’s call to enter full-time ministry. From 1994 through April 2017, he served in two pastorates near Memphis, Tennessee, one at First Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, TN the other at Advent Presbyterian Church, Cordova, TN. Chris received his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA., and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. He also has a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a J.D. Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, Kathy, live in San Antonio, Texas and have four grown children. Chris is the Author of Centered Living/Centered Leading: The Way of Light and Love (2010), Path of Life: Wisdom Literature for Christ-Followers (2014), and Salt & Light: Everyday Discipleship(2017). He and Kathy wrote Salt & Light together. Chris and Kathy have a passion for disciple making and being with family and friends.
I came to this church over 20 years ago for one reason only. I was looking to join a church that was passionate about Christ and making the great news of the Gospel known to the world around them. In other words, I was looking for a church that knew their primary reason for existence was to benefit their non-members. I found such a church at BPC and am humbled and privileged to worship and serve with such an amazing group of people. For I have seen that no sacrifice has been too great, no risk too high, no challenge too difficult -- if it advances the life changing purposes of God for our neighbors and our region!
My wife, Devon, and I were married in March of 2005, and I was hired at BPC that July. We have been blessed with 5 children - Josiah, Judah, Reid, Kylan, & Shiloh! Throughout the years my role has changed and I’ve been able to serve all ages in different capacities. My passion is to see the Bride of Christ become all that she is meant to be, for the gospel to be preached and lived out, and for God’s kingdom to expand in our city, nation, and to the ends of the earth! We are so thankful to be surrounded by a family of faith that continually encourages, challenges, and supports us to be faithful to the call the Lord has given us.