Chris McGough, M.A. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202002 d_19; ct_50


Chris McGough, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries

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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO — Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, 2004

Central Bible College, Springfield, MO — Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, 1994

Licensed (1994) and Ordained (1997-present) Minister with the Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God

Certified Acts2Journey® Instructor

Licensed Life Insurance Producer with the Missouri Department of Insurance


Chris has previously served in the local church full-time as youth and associate pastor; in the National Office of the Assemblies of God at Light-for-the-Lost, an evangelism literature organization; as Resident Director of a men’s residence hall at Evangel University; and as the Associate Director of Residence Life at Colorado Christian University. Chris is currently in his eleventh year as a college professor teaching youth/children’s/church ministries courses.
Chris’ personal objective is to leave people better than he found them; to build relationships and serve the needs of people; to help guide and encourage people; to model a lifestyle that integrates Biblical values with every area of life; and to be dedicated to a lifetime of working for and with youth & college-age young adults. His educational objective is to educate the mind, encourage the heart, and inspire the soul of students so that they can reach their God-given potential to think critically with their head, love God with all their heart, and serve the world with their hands.

Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement:
National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), 2019-present
Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME), 2017-present
International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM), 2009-2013
Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD), 2004-2009
Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH), 2007-2009
Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), 2007-2009
Vice-President on the board of Network Ministries, Inc., 2000-Present
Board of Trustees/Overseers Member of Venture Church of Redmond, WA (new church plant), 2015-2018
Commencement speaker for Gloria Deo Academy High School graduation, Springfield, MO (2016)
Served on the Curriculum Design Committee for grades K-12, Gloria Deo Academy, Springfield, MO (2016)
Served on the pastoral leadership team for reorganizing the church’s discipleship structure and implementing small groups, and taught small group leaders principles of leadership at Dakota Ridge Assembly in Littleton, CO (2008-2009)

Awards Received
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Certification, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Certification (C.A.L.M.), 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
American Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid, 2007, 2010
American Red Cross Small Craft Safety: Moving Water, 2007
Cum Laude (3.733 GPA) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2004
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1993-94
The National Dean’s List, 1990-91
Who’s Who Among Students in American High Schools, 1989-90
Royal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement, 1988
Royal Rangers Certificate of Valor for Saving a Life, 1988

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