Chris Sonksen is the founder and Lead Pastor of South Hills Church, a multi campus church with locations nationwide. Over the last several years South Hills has seen tremendous growth and was recognized by Outreach Magazine in both 2013 and 2014 as the top 100 fastest growing churches in America. Chris also founded Church Boom, a resource website designed to coach and train Pastors worldwide. He has a dynamic speaking style that has given him the opportunity to speak across the nation in both Christian circles as well as corporate settings for companies such as Verizon, Home Depot and many others.
Chris is the author of In Search of Higher Ground and Handshake and recently, When Your Church Feels Stuck: 7 Unavoidable Questions Every Leader Must Answer (Baker Book House, July 2017). His latest, Quit Church: Because Your Life Would Be Better If You Did, was released by Baker in June '2018.
Chris and his wife Laura live in Southern California. They have two adult children Grace and Aidan.