Christoppher Daavon Stackhouse, Sr. was born on November 2, 1979 in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is the second of three children. When he was five years old his family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he would then grow up.
Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. felt the calling of the ministry from the time he was a very small child. At the age of 15 years old, Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. preached his initial sermon on January 1, 1995 (his mother’s birthday). On that same day he was ordained. For the following two years Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. was the youngest ordained minister in both North and South Carolina. He learned ministry from his father Clinton Stackhouse while serving as assistant pastor to his father at Shepherd’s Fold Church.
Christoppher attended North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, NC). A & T helped show him the importance of being active, involved, and informed in one’s community. Joining Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was one of the many steps he took towards being an active voice in his community. Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. left A & T with an earned bachelor degree in Electronics and Computer Technology.
Understanding the importance of vocational training Christoppher applied and was accepted into the Divinity School at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC). He received his Masters of Divinity. While at Wake Forest, Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. was a Student-Faculty Liaison, Vice President of Akoni (fellowship of black theologians), and spokesman for the Winston-Salem Institute for Dismantling Racism. Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. was also the first preacher to be featured on the National Baptist website for Young Voices with Fresh Perspectives.
Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. attended United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH). In May 2013 he graduated with his Doctorate in Ministry. Rev. Stackhouse’s first pastoral assignment began in the small town of Burgaw, NC at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. He left there and served as site-pastor to Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church – West.
While working on his Master of Divinity, Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. met Savannah. This union grew from friendship to love, and on April 17, 2010 they wed. God has blessed Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. with a beautiful wife who has helped his ministry greatly. At a time when the rate of divorce continues to escalate, their relationship serves as a reminder that marriage still works. They are the proud parents of Christoppher D. Stackhouse II and Calvin D. Stackhouse.
Currently Rev. Stackhouse, Sr. serves as pastor at Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. God is blessing Lewis Chapel daily. Stackhouse continues the great legacy put in place by pastor emeritus John D Fuller, Sr. The church is growing exponentially both spiritually and numerically.