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Chris Lawrence Ordination Service

We will have an ordination service to ordain Chris Lawrence On February 25th, at 5 pm, followed by the Lord’s Supper. During the Lord’s Supper, baptized believers are invited to join us at the table of the Lord. We look forward to seeing everyone on February 25th at 5 pm, as we gather together for Chris’s ordination service and to partake in the Lord’s Supper.

About Chris Lawrence

Chris is originally from Vienna, Illinois, and came to Murray State in the Fall of 1998. He started to attend Hardin Baptist Church and became a member of Hardin in 2001 during his junior year at Murray State University. Two things that really drew him to Hardin Baptist church were the biblical teaching and the great leadership of Bro. Ricky and other members of the church.

After graduating from Murray State, Chris obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. During his seminary time, he continued to be involved at Hardin by ministering to college students at Murray State. He had a deep burden for the college students which eventually led to my position at Hardin Baptist as College Pastor starting in 2008. College students are entering a more independent stage and are at a time in their lives when they really figure out what they believe. Chris says his desire for college students is to engage them in sound theology, help them grow to think for themselves and emphasize the great importance of being involved in the local church. He wants them to graduate college understand how to pick a biblical church and be an active member wherever they go.

While he has a passion for college students, he also loves his family. His wife of 13 years, Brandy Lawrence, and four children Graham, Braxton, Hannah, and Titus!  He also enjoys sports (Go RACERS!), reading, and spending time with family and friends.