Celebrating freedom, compassion and community
Wisdom flows from Chris Emery’s experience in building relationships and planting churches as he encourages the body of Christ to exemplify genuine community that sharpens believers with God’s Word and reaches those who are lost or wandering.
Chris is a gifted communicator and Forge speaker, known for equipping youth and adults to live with freedom in Christ and compassion for others.
He seeks to shepherd people toward the heart of God, and has been doing so for years as a pastor.
He now serves as Senior Pastor of Bayview Church in Traverse City, Michigan, and on the board of directors for White Stone Project and Big Ticket Festival.
Chris is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his wife, Doree, have four children.
Travels from: Michigan
The beautiful, powerful, amazing story of the gospel is that normal is not in there—God doesn’t want normal! God wants the extraordinary, for you to experience a new life in Him, and the beautiful promise of freedom in Jesus Christ.