Chris Hendrix was born and raised in Houston. He was blessed to have a family that attended church growing up, but didn’t recognize the culmination of his sin, God’s wrath toward sin, his need for a Savior, and the Lordship of Jesus until he was 8 years old. At this point, he repented and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. God brought people who taught him the Bible through his adolescent years, but there were areas in his life that he still pursued his own desires. These were revealed clearly once he started attending the College of Biblical Studies in Houston.
Through the next few years, God’s mercy and discipline was evident in his life, as God drew Chris to seek Him and to kill sin in his life. After these years, he met his wife, Kristan, and they married in 2009. Right after this, he completed a Bachelor’s degree at the College of Biblical Studies and then went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity. Through these years, the Lord put men into Chris’s life who loved the Lord to disciple him and to provide opportunities for Christ to serve the church in various capacities from youth ministry, to preaching the Word of God, to serving as a deacon in the church. It was during this time that Chris’s love for the local church grew!
The Lord instilled a passion in Christ and in his family for serving those who find themselves out of their native context and labeled as internationals. The Lord then led the Hendrix family to Italy in 2017 to co-plant and co-pastor a church in Rome for a season. Afterwards, the Lord sent them to Vicenza Bible Church (VBC) in 2019 as they prayed that God would be glorified in the body of Christ as they grew as a family of men, women, and children that knows and worships the triune God in spirit and truth, with minds and hearts that are shaped by the Scriptures.
Chris and Kristan have six children. Their family enjoys camping, hiking, playing board games, reading, and taking naps (Well, at least a couple of us!).
Contact information: https://vicenzabible.church/