Junior High leader

Chris Wakeland



Job Title: Jr. High Leader

Family: Wife: Jessica, Kids: Abby & Nolan

Hometown: Huntington Beach / St. Helens OR

I became a Christian… I first heard the Gospel in 1999. Accepting Christ, full understanding & living a life in Christ, 2005.

I started going to CrossPoint… in 2007.

Describe your job: I have the pleasure of working with awesome Jr. High Students & Staff each week. We teach the Bible in a way that the students can understand it & apply to their lives. We encourage our students to read, ask questions & dig deep in to God’s truth. We do have our fun & silly times too. We love Jr. High hangouts & Hume Lake.

What is a random task that you do that not many people know about? Well….I have pulled all-nighters, helped sick kids on the bus to camp, week long camp trips with very little sleep, washed many cars, most recently removed a opossum from campus.

What do you want people to know about the church staff? They are selfless, giving & loving people. They serve our community & church family in so many ways & God’s truly blessed CrossPoint.

In what ways have you seen God move through your ministry? God’s done tremendous things in Jr. High ministry. He blessed us with a loving staff that cares for the students. The students are understanding the Bible, asking questions & applying to their lives. We have had students come to Christ, get baptized, grow in their faith, serve, share with others & be a light in their community. God’s truly blessed our time in Jr. High & it is a continual blessing to watch them grow even more in our High School Ministry.  



Chick-Fil-A or Raising Cane's? Chick-Fil-A

Mountains or beach? That’s a tough one… both.

Early bird or night owl? Night owl

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Starbucks or Portola? Starbucks, what’s Portola?

Casual or dressy? Casual



You have a free Saturday. What do you do? Hangout with my family.

What's the longest you would wait in the In n Out drive through? Until I get my food...

What's your go-to coffee order? Triple Grande Vanilla Latte -- HOT!

One place I've always wanted to visit is... Israel.

What’s a book that you would recommend to everyone? Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

What's the weirdest thing about you? I have 8 feet less intestine than most people and a 13" scar to prove it.

What celebrity do people say you resemble? Hmmm... Chris Wakeland