The Reverend Christopher Furr

Rev. Chris Furr is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a BA in Religious Studies in 2002. Following a clear but unfocused call to ministry, he enrolled at Duke University Divinity School and embraced God’s call to pastoral ministry. He graduated in December of 2005, married his wife, Katie, in 2006 and moved to England, where he served three Methodist churches in Burntwood, near Birmingham.

Upon completion of their year in England, Chris accepted the call to become the Senior Minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alexandria, VA, where he served for seven years. In 2014, Chris accepted the call to become Senior Minister at Covenant Christian Church.

Throughout his years in ministry, Chris has also served as a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Christian Churches in the Capital Area, a member of the Board of Trustees for the United Christian Missionary Society and in leadership for the Spring for Alexandria Community Service Day as well as Hunger Free Alexandria. Chris is also an alumni of The Bethany Fellowships, a program for newly ordained Disciples pastors serving in congregational ministry. He is passionate about preaching, teaching and serving alongside those in Christian community to transform lives and communities.

Chris and Katie have two boys, Noah and Jude. In his spare time, Chris plays a little guitar and follows the Tar Heels, Nationals, Red Sox and Panthers.