A native of Charlotte, Dr. Christopher C.F. Chapman grew up in Lincolnton and Louisville, KY, where his family moved when he was ten. He received a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky in 1982, where he was a Merit Scholar, and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, in 1987. In 1996, he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He served on the board of directors of the Winston-Salem AIDS Care Service Board, built houses through Habitat for Humanity, and traveled twice to Kenya as part of a mission group that partners with CBF missionaries. Earlier in his career, Dr. Chapman served as senior pastor at Warrenton (NC) Baptist Church and Ginter Park Baptist Church in Richmond.