I am the Pastor of Mt. Hope Congregational Church in Livonia, Michigan and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Supply and Multiply, Haiti. I am a husband, father, Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, Missionary to Haiti, a mentor for Puritan Reformed Biblical Seminary, Adjunct Professor for Nations University and Global University. I write books and articles. I am a former lecturer for the C.S. Lewis Institute (Virginia Beach Campus). I equip, empower, and encourage Christians to live their lives on mission in the local church and wherever the Lord leads them.
I earned my formal education at Liberty University (Bachelor of Science in Religion), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in religion, Master of Divinity), and Temple Baptist Seminary, of Tennessee Temple University, (Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching). I am a life-long student and a lover of old dusty books and libraries.
I am a Congregational Minister, shepherding and serving in the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. I am committed to the Historic Christian Faith and in living it out in an undenominational simple way. I am a Pilgrim with a Bible as my compass on this journey.
Mt Hope Congregational Church is comprised of believers in Jesus from various and diverse backgrounds personally and theologically. We are a covenanted people gathered around an open Bible and hearts flooded with the Holy Spirit as we share the love of God in Christ in the world.
Visit the Sermon Page at Mt Hope for regular sermon audio from weekly messages delivered by Pastor Chris Surber. My goal in preaching is to deliver messages directly from the Bible in ways that people can understand. I am passionate about the with-God life, the risen Christ, and our calling in Him.
Pastor Chris is available on limited basis for weddings in the Detroit Metro / Ann Arbor area. Interested in having your wedding at Mt. Hope congregational Church? Contact the Church office. Click below to download wedding and premarital self-guided course resources.
Pastor Chris is a TCK Practitioner. It is a practical self defense system designed primarily as a tool for Christian discipleship, though physically the art of self defense is taught, within the context of a distinctly Christian world view. Spiritually, the art trains to: CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS, RENEW YOUR MIND, PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD, TELL THE TRUTH IN LOVE. 8 Levels to Black Belt: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple, Blue, Brown, Red, Black. (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control)
100 Techniques: American – Chinese – Japanese – Korean. Drills: Foundations or Stances – Avoiding – Escaping – Blocking – Striking – Kicking – Restraining. Self Defense. 100 Bible Studies. One attached to each level and technique. 100 Memory Verses. One attached to each level and technique.
Classes Meet Weekly at Mt. Hope Congregational Church in Livonia, MI. Contact Pastor Chris for more information.