Chris Bass, Senior Pastor
Chris Bass is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church. He’s been married to Brandi since July 2000 and they have five children: Haley, Daniel, Abigail, Emma, and Samuel. Having not grown up in a Christian home, Chris came to faith in Christ when he was 21 and began serving in full-time vocational ministry two years later. Since then Chris has ministered in a variety of contexts from helping to start a new church in a Yacht Club in Southeast Texas to serving at Christ Memorial Church in Williston, VT.
After going on staff at his first church, Chris began seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, where he received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.). He then went on to further his studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky, where he received his Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in New Testament. Chris is the author of That You May Know: Assurance of Salvation in 1 John (B&H Academic, 2008) and “A Johannine Perspective of the Human Responsibility to Persevere in the Faith through the Use of MENO and other Related Motifs” (Westminster Theological Journal 69 ).
After seminary, Chris and Brandi spent two years at The NETS Institute for Church Planting, which is a church-based apprenticeship program designed to prepare couples to start new churches in New England. Having spent two and half years in Vermont, they moved to the greater Boston area to start Redeemer Fellowship Church, which officially began Sunday morning worship services on September 27th, 2009.
In his ever diminishing “down time,” Chris enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports (especially the Patriots and college football), reading, listening to a wide variety of music, running, and going fishing with the kids.