Our Senior Pastor
Pastor Chris Wesley is one of the frontline leaders and voices declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ of the next generation. The eldest son of Karry and Cheryl Wesley, Chris was born and raised in Dallas as a part of a long legacy of pastors and church leaders. Groomed in the church his father pastored, The Antioch Church of Dallas, Chris led worship and served in youth ministry. At age 15, Chris preached his 1st sermon.
He attended schools in the Cedar Hill Independent School District until his junior year and transferred to Trinity Christian High School. Chris became the first student allowed to preach at weekly Chapel Services and the first African American male to sing with the school worship team. He graduated from Trinity Christian High School, Cedar Hill in 2007. He has continued his studies at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A & M University – Commerce and Dallas Baptist University, where he is currently enrolled.
Pastor Chris’ passion and commitment to declaring the gospel to the next generation has afforded him the opportunity to serve as a staff pastor at:
- Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, where he established ministries for junior high, high school and college students, and enhanced the college ministry at the University of Kentucky. Greatly desiring to expose youth to helping others, Pastor Chris created mission opportunities during school breaks for students.
- St. John Church Unleashed in Grand Prairie and Southlake, Texas, he established viable ministries for all youth and young adults at both campuses and created various mission opportunities, including working with the homeless population in South Dallas.
- Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, Texas, Pastor Chris led the youth on foreign mission trips to Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica
In 2018, Pastor Chris returned home to serve in a pastoral role alongside his father. On February 9, 2020, Pastor Chris was named Senior Pastor of The Antioch Fellowship Church.
Pastor Chris is not solely a preacher, but a gifted worship leader, singer and songwriter. He is the leader of Undignified Praise, a group of young adults who have been featured artist at events all over the country. Their debut album “Redeemed” was released in 2012, and their sophomore project, “Encounter was released in November 2019. In June 2019, Pastor Chris was invited to be a guest on the Dorinda Clark Show, and in August 2019, he and Undignified Praise were invited to minister on “ATL Live!”, a Christian television program enjoyed in over 2,000,000 households. Chris Wesley and Undignified Praise have been nominated for awards such as KHVN’s Home Grown Gospel Honors, Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards as Group of the Year, and many more.
A gifted preacher, teacher, songwriter, and worship leader, Pastor Chris is passionate about shepherding God's people, sharing the gospel with the lost and growing disciples.