‘Creative God’ brings Chris Perry to Good News church

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM.

Perry sees the church as the heart of the community, and should offer ministries that cover a wide-range of topics that will touch people in their daily lives.

"I want GNUMC to be known as a place that will help you reach your full potential spiritually, physically, emotionally and relationally," he said. "It shouldn't be a place people think of on Sunday morning, but is a part of their everyday life. That said, the church, when done correctly, is the only organization on earth that doesn't exist for the benefit of its members. It exists for those outside its doors. We need to be out serving in our community, in our schools, in the harbor, on the beach. Wherever people are, we need to be there serving." 

More than a pastor

Perry's hobbies outside the pastorate vary from water/beach activities to Scuba to golf and martial arts.

"I've never been one to enjoy just laying out on the beach," he said. "I can't sit still long enough to do that. But, my oldest son, wife, and I are all Scuba certified and we love to be out diving and we take our youngest snorkeling."

With his advanced black belts in two samurai martial arts, Perry hopes to continue teaching that hobby by adding it to the current martial arts ministry at Good News. 

"I've been told already that I need to take up fishing, so I'm also looking forward to learning a new hobby."

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