Dr. Chris Stephens
Senior Pastor of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, TN
Chris is the Senior Pastor of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelistic Church Growth. Under his leadership the church has grown from 250 to over 8,000 in attendance and a staff that has grown from 5 to 90 with ten locations across East Tennessee, an international campus in Costa Rica, and a global Online Campus.
Chris has published nine books: The Climb of Your Life: Reaching the Peak of Your Potential, The Plan of Your Life: Managing What Matters Most, Without: 31 Days to Increase Your Faith, Called Out: What God Calls You Calls You Out, New Rivers, New Roads, All In, Finding Favor, Transformation, and Passing the Baton.
Chris is married to Michele and they have three married children, three granddaughters and four grandsons. They thoroughly enjoy their time spent as Mimi and Pop Pop. They also enjoy traveling together. Pastor Chris can also often be found in his converted barn…the ultimate man cave.
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Dr. David Nelms
TTI Founder & President
Dr. Jared Nelms
Jared has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University, a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.
Jared is committed to serving Jesus and leading his family and others after Christ. Jared and his wife, Amber Nelms, have two children –a son, Moses, and a daughter, Grace.