Pastor Kerry and Chris Shook
Founders of Woodlands Church
Kerry and Chris are some of today’s most gifted communicators with a compelling and creative teaching style that connects people with the life-changing principles of the Bible.
Kerry and Chris founded Woodlands Church in 1993; and since then it has become a multi-site church with over 18,000 in average attendance every weekend.
Kerry believes that church should be engaging and relevant, calling it “The Best Hour of Your Week.” He strives to eliminate the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness and fear that keeps people from experiencing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Chris is the Director of Missions and Women’s Ministry at Woodlands Church. Her missions’ work has touched thousands of under-resourced people locally and in numerous countries around the world. Her Women’s Ministry is one of the largest in the country providing fellowship, worship and Bible study opportunities to hundreds of women each week.
Kerry and Chris are co-authors of the New York Times best-seller One Month to Live: 30 days to a no-regrets life and their latest best-seller One Month to Love: 30 days to grow and deepen your closest relationships.
Kerry Shook Ministries is a worldwide television ministry that broadcasts to a local, national and international audience. Kerry and Chris can now be seen by millions in 50 states and over 200 countries worldwide.
Kerry and Chris have been married over twenty-eight years and have four children. Ryan is a filmmaker and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sarah. Josh is a singer/songwriter and lives in Nashville. Megan attends Baylor University, and Steven will attend Belmont University this fall. Ryan and Josh are co-authors of the new book Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own.