Chris Stup is our lead pastor. He and Nikki first came to GCC in 2007 and were married later that year. After a season in Colorado, they returned to Roanoke in late 2008. Chris came on staff in 2010, became a licensed assistant pastor in 2012, and was ordained as associate pastor in 2014. In the fall of 2016 he was installed as lead pastor. He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from James Madison University. After many years of struggling with infertility and loss, their son, Greyson, was born in February of 2014.