Pastor Chris was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to teen parents who split up when he was only three.

By the age of 22 he was a heavy drug user and dealer. Later that year, Chris woke up in a hospital room after a drug overdose and made a decision to connect with God. This decision was especially amazing since neither Chris nor his family had ever attended church.

Over the next 26 years Chris has been serving God as a speaker and a pastor. He has had the opportunity to speak all over the world and has impacted tens of thousands of lives.

Pastor Chris has written a biographical look at his life and the transformation that took place. The book is called The Climb of Your Life. Chris said if his life could transition from the project to the pulpit; from a life of devastation to an amazing destiny, then so can any life.

As the Senior Pastor of Faith Promise Church, he has seen thousands find hope and fulfillment in their destiny. Chris says his purpose is to help people recognize and achieve their full potential. He came so close to death and missing all God had for him he now wants to help others find the same purpose in their lives that he has found.


Husband to Rachel and father to two children, Zac currently serves as the Global Campus Pastor and Chief of Staff for Faith Promise Church.

Zac’s journey in ministry, through failures and successes, has created consistent growth everywhere he goes through others. Through surrender to the Holy Spirit and practical and inspiring communication and teaching

Zac is able to achieve his heart’s desire – to love God and to help people move to action. You can learn more about Zac by visiting his YouTube or Instagram. 


Sadie Robertson is a reality television star known for the the A&E show Duck Dynasty. She is the granddaughter of Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander. Her parents are Korie Howard Robertson and Willie Robertson, the company’s current CEO. She is the younger sister of John Luke Robertson.

Sadie was the runner-up on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars. Sadie is a Christian and had roles in the films God’s Not Dead 2 and I’m Not Ashamed.

Sadie is the author of the bestseller book about faith and Christian values, Live Original. On August 26, 2013, she started a YouTube channel entitled The New Different with friend and Preachers’ Daughters star Kolby Koloff. She has not been seen on the show since January 13, 2014. She sang “Away in a Manger” with Alison Krauss for her family’s bestselling album, Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. She attended Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana. In 2013, she ranked thirty-sixth in the state of Louisiana for javelin throwing.

Sadie has her own line of dresses in a collaboration with Sherri Hill, and modeled them during New York Fashion Week. Robertson’s line of dresses is labeled Live Original by Sadie Robertson.


Pellissippi Student Pastor


Story Teller. Entertainer. Activator.

Let’s laugh, live, and lead.


Andrew Stanley is an Atlanta-based stand-up comedian and homeschool survivor who isn’t afraid of bringing his deeply rooted insecurities to the stage. Okay, maybe he’s afraid, but he’s doing it anyway.

His observational style and dry sense of humor have pleased audiences across the country. Andrew regularly performs at comedy clubs, churches, conferences, fundraisers, breweries, Uber pools…you get it. 

He was recently named the grand prize winner of The 2017 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. He was also selected to participate in the 2018 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. 

Andrew’s parents are still alive so he works clean.