Chris Thornsberry

  • Indianapolis US-IN
Chris Thornsberry



Ministry Skills

  ·      Strong leadership skills ·      Proficient teaching and discipleship ·      Preaching and communication ·      Pastoral and relational skills ·      History of successful small group implementation         and growth ·      Strong marketing skills ·      Team leadership, building, and motivation ·      Urban multi-cultural experience ·      Campus ministry ·      Proficiency with computers and new technology  

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Associate Director of Adult Ministries

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
  • Developed and created a new young adult ministry that includes small groups, social activities, and mission opportunities.
  • Redeveloped the singles ministry by implementing new leadership, creating new and dynamic programs that helped singles in our church and community find balance between their spiritual and social lives.Including small groups, mission projects, and large social events.
  • Provided leadership, teaching, and preaching for our Sunday evening multi-cultural worship service.
  • Created classroom opportunities for adults on and off campus and led/assisted with teaching responsibilities.

Oct 2002 - Feb 2005

Associate Pastor and Student Ministry Director

First Baptist Church of Aurora
  • Redeveloped and rebranded the student ministry program by creating sacred space for our students, implementing weekly small group opportunities, creating a weekly Friday night community outreach program, and opening our doors to teens who were considered “at risk”.
  • Preached on Sunday mornings and evenings at a minimum of once a month.
  • Developed a student ministry college internship program that immersed college students studying to be in the ministry into our student ministry program.
Oct 2002 - May 2004


Baptist Campus Ministries (Kent State University & University of Akron)
  • Co-directed a Christian coffeehouse on campus.
  • Provided small group opportunities on and off campus for students.
  • Provided pastoral counseling for students.
  • Created outreach opportunities for students with their peers.




Seeking a pastoral role in a church that will utilize my gifts, skills, and experiences.

Additional Experience

  • Fall 2011; Guest Speaker- The LifeSong Church, Louisville, KY(
  • Summer 2011 – Current; Christian Community Development Association, Member (
  • Spring 2011 – Current; Pastor Prayer Group- Loving Accurately Ministries Indianapolis, IN(
  • Spring 2008 – Current; North Central Jurisdiction Singles Director- General Board of Discipleship 
  • Fall 2007 – Spring 2008; Youth Director- Gobin Memorial UMC, Greencastle, IN(


References can be provided if requested.


A sample sermon can be provided if requested.