Chris McCarthy Director of JW Youth
Chris is a Houstonian born and raised and attended Eisenhower High School in Houston. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lisa, for almost 30 years and has three sons, two daughters-in-law, three granddaughters, and two grandsons. Family is very important to him and he uses that passion to build a youth ministry that reaches not only students but parents as well. It was at the age of 12 that he first felt the call to be a minister of the gospel. In his early twenties, he finally accepted that call on his life and started volunteering as a youth director. At this point, Chris knew he had found his nitch. He attended The College of Biblical Studies and then to Liberty University, where he earned a BS in Religion with a dual minor in Christian Counseling and Biblical Studies. Now, with more than 25 years of ministry with students, God has given him a mission to make disciples who make disciples. Experienced with both large and small youth groups, Chris has a diverse background that allows him to minister to students and families from all backgrounds.
Chris and Lisa enjoy movies, camping and hiking, and a passion for weight lifting, that is only trumped by their love for spending time with their extended family. Chris’ life verse is John 3:30, “I must decrease so that HE can increase.” This reminds Chris that this life is not about him but about serving God and others.