After an in-depth and rigorous search process bathed in much prayer, the Elders are unanimously recommending Pastor Chris Lenhart as the candidate for CMBC’s lead pastor position.
Chris grew up in southern Lancaster County and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus as Savior at Rawlinsville Camp Meeting. He met Sheila, his wife of 15 years, at Black Rock Retreat. Chris and Sheila are parents of three children Braighton (11), Baylee (9), and Brody (7), Chris has been active in community outreach, specifically as an assistant football coach at Solanco High School, and the Elders believe that his community involvement would bring an added depth to his effectiveness as CMBC’s lead pastor.
Following Chris’ graduation from Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, he and Sheila were married and he immediately began full-time ministry at Wesley Church in Quarryville. There he was involved in every aspect of church leadership, from youth ministry to leadership development to administration of multiple ministries, as well as preaching and teaching ministries.
Over the past 11 years, Chris has earned a Master's Degree in Religious Education from Liberty University, and completed coursework for his Ph.D. in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College.
Chris is a skilled communicator, including conference speaking, workshop leading, and interpersonal relationships. He is an effective servant leader with a shepherd’s heart. Chris knows and loves God's Word, and is skilled in sharing it. The Elders of CMBC are delighted to recommend this man of God as a candidate for our lead pastor.
- Sunday, August 5: Chris preaching in the 8:15 AM and 11:00
- Sunday, August 12: Chris preaching in the 8:15 AM and 11:00
- Sunday, August 12: Congregational Question & Answer
Session with Chris at 6:30 PM.
- August 19, 2018: Congregational Vote for Lead Pastor during the 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM services.