Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
It’s an honor to have Mark DeVries on the show today. Mark is the founder and president of MINISTRY ARCHITECTS, a hands-on coaching service that has become the nation’s leading provider of youth ministry, children’s ministry, and small church consulting. Mark is the author of numerous books on youth ministry, and is a pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He joins us today to share his amazing wealth of research and experience about the top challenges within Christian youth ministry across denominational lines, as well as common misperceptions about what our youth is wired for and what they are looking for. You can visit Mark’s website here.