Chris studied both Music and Religion at Missouri State University. He received his Master's In Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Chris served churches on the Gulf Coast--one on the Eastern Shore of the Mobile Bay, and one on the Northshore of Lake Pontachartrain, just north of New Orleans.
Although he spent most of his early years in southwest Missouri, if you ask him, he's got New Orleans deep down in his bones.
Chris served New Covenant from 2009-2011 as an assistant and associate pastor. In 2012, New Covenant called him as solo pastor.
Rev. George Yates retired in 2012. As New Covenant's organizing pastor, he studied both Philosophy and Religion at Grove City College, and received his Masters in Divinity from Princeton. Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1978, Pastor Yates has served 4 churches, and nearly 4 years as an active duty Army Chaplain (2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom). In 2005, he retired from the military. He has been an ordained pastor over 30 years. George is an avid fisherman, boater, and also enjoys hunting.