Pastor Christopher K. Wesley, the Senior Pastor of the Antioch Fellowship Church of Dallas, and is one of God’s chosen for such a time as this.
Born to the late Dr. Karry and Cheryl Wesley, Pastor Chris, as he is affectionately known, was reared in the Antioch Fellowship Church, founded and led by his father. Antioch is where his ministry began, even at an early age. Always a leader, he was extremely active in student leadership and served as the youth worship leader with the praise team and choir and in many other ministry capacities.
At the age of 15, Chris accepted his call to the preaching ministry and delivered his first sermon. Since that time, Chris has ministered in Word and song all over the country. He is known for his passionate delivery and ability to interpret scripture and make it simple and applicable to people from all walks of life.
Pastor Chris began his full-time vocational ministry journey at the age of 23 when he accepted a position as Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Consolidated Baptist Church led by Pastor Richard Gaines. Since that time, he served in staff pastor roles at St. John Church-Unleashed, led by Dr. Denny Davis, and Trinity Church, led by Pastor Jim Hennesy, before returning to Antioch in 2018.
On February 9, 2020, Pastor Chris was elected to succeed his father as the Senior Pastor of Antioch Fellowship 3 months after Dr. Wesley transitioned from labor to reward. Under Pastor Chris’ leadership, Antioch has experienced growth and expanded her reach to the world in new ways.
Pastor Chris is not solely a preacher, but a gifted worship leader, singer, and songwriter. He is the leader of Chris Wesley and 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. UDP has been nominated for several awards, including KHVN’s Home Grown Gospel Honors, Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards as Group of the Year, and in 2022, they received Ensemble of the Year at the Avidity Awards. Pastor Chris and UDP have shared on national television platforms – sharing the stages with many gospel artists such as The Walls Group, Mali Music, Rich Tolbert Jr., and more. Their third project, “8:28: Live in Dallas,” will be released in 2023 and features their single, “Til It’s Good”, written by Pastor Chris.
In addition to leading Antioch and UDP, Pastor Chris is the Young Adult Director of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. under the director of Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert and serves in various other community leadership and service capacities with groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Black Church PAC and more.
In May 2022, Pastor Chris married the former Jennifer Foster and became a bonus dad to Jayda.