Christopher R. Benfield was born in Taylorsville, North Carolina, in September 1971. He lived in the nearby town of Hiddenite and attended Hiddenite Elementary School and East Alexander Middle School. In May 1989, Christopher graduated from Alexander Central High School.
Christopher was saved as an eleven year old boy and was baptized into Christian fellowship at Bethel Baptist Church in Taylorsville. In July 1995, he was ordained to serve as a deacon at Bethel and served until he was called to his first church. On December 28, 2003, Christopher announced his call into gospel ministry. He was ordained into the gospel ministry on July 24, 2005. Mr. Benfield assumed his first pastorate at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Hiddenite, North Carolina in September 2005, and served there until June 2009. He was called to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Airy, North Carolina in May 2010, where he continues to serve.
Christopher received a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from the West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry in 2007 and his Master of Divinity Degree in 2009 from West Lenoir. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2012.
Christopher and his wife Tanya have been married since 1990 and have two daughters, Makayla and Malinda.
Pastor Chris Benfield
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website. Hopefully your visit will allow you to get to know the Fellowship family a little better, and discover some of the exciting opportunities available within our community of believers. We are thankful for how the Lord has blessed us and anticipate continued growth for the future.
As the pastor of Fellowship, I want to extend an invitation to join us for any of our services. You will feel welcome as soon as you enter our sanctuary. If you are new to the area, currently seeking a church home, or just want to drop by for a visit, we would be honored to have you join us.
Fellowship has a wonderful choir that offers praise unto our Lord, while preparing our hearts for worship. We place an emphasis on the Word, and are committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Lord. There are small group opportunities for all ages to study and learn from the Scriptures on Sunday mornings. Wednesdays are filled with opportunities to get involved. We have Bible study and prayer at 4:00 pm, and again at 7:00 pm. Our AWANA group meets at 6:45 pm for the children, and the youth meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays as well. I am sure you will find a comfortable place to worship and grow in your spiritual walk with the Lord at Fellowship.
Again, thank you for taking a moment to visit our online ministry, and we look forward to seeing you at Fellowship very soon!