Leadership

Chris Hallaren • Lead Pastor
Chris Hallaren

Lead Pastor

Chris Hallaren

Pastor Chris Hallaren grew up in the Boston area. While serving in the US Army at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Chris’ life was powerfully changed when he came into a personal relationship with God through faith in Christ. After finishing his obligation with the military, Chris spent the next 4 years studying and earned his BA in Biblical Theology from Manna Christian College. It was at that time that he met and married Sue Hales. From 1988-1995 Chris and Sue served in various church planting efforts in Japan. Then, from 1995-2000 they pioneered several campus ministries on the college campuses of Boston. Finally, Chris labored as the Pastor of Prayer and Evangelism at Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC from 2000-2007. Manna Church sent Chris and Susie to the Newport News area as Senior Pastor of Grace Church Newport News in 2007. God has blessed Chris and Sue with 8 children.