Son to Seung Bok Choi (Father) and Ok Ran Kim (Mother) and younger brother to Ha Ram Choi
Lived in Bolivia for 18 years
Currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Korean heritage, but is trilingual (English, Korean, Spanish)
Founder of Life Anthem Ministries
At an early age, Pastor Chris became involved in missions since his parents were called to serve as missionaries in Bolivia. For their first 4 years in Bolivia, they lived in the city of La Paz, the Capital of Bolivia, but later moved to Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Throughout his time in Bolivia he attended an international Christian school (Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center), from which he graduated in May 2012.
Although Pastor Chris grew up in a Christian home and his parents were missionaries, he did not fully receive Christ on his own until he was 17 years old. He came to meet the Lord during a high school camp, and from that point on his life changed completely. After receiving Christ as his personal Savior he started to become heavily involved in the church music ministry. He attended a Christian music academy called Instituto CanZion, where he developed musically and served in leadership. During his time at the academy, he also met a missionary from Peru and helped him in his missionary work and church planting ministry. This missionary greatly influenced his life and played a large part in Pastor Chris’ eventual move to Oklahoma City to pursue undergraduate studies.
In Oklahoma City, Pastor Chris studied at Southwestern Christian University. During his time in college he served many roles, such as resident chaplain, Student Government Association Chaplain and student leader of One Voice (Universities Elite Worship band). He also began a ministry called Life Anthem Ministries, whose vision is to raise local leaders and disciples by providing discipleship opportunities which would enable them to reach out to their community and their country. Pastor Chris not only graduated Southwestern Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree of Worship Arts, but was also selected to be in “Who’s Who Among Students” and also received the servant award, which is considered the highest award given to one student within the graduating class.
He is currently enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as he prepares to follow the path that the Lord has for his life. In the process of following this path, he was introduced to Forest Community Church and is thankful and privileged for the opportunity to be party of such a great community.