A turning point came in October 2000 when God led Chris Conlee to abandon his dream of a golfing career and relentlessly pursue Him. Shortly after receiving his Masters of Divinity from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, God spoke directly to Chris out of Exodus 3 and challenged him to act upon what God had been stirring in his heart: to plant a church.
As the Lead Pastor of Highpoint Church since 2002, Chris’s relentless passion for people is evident and contagious. It’s a passion that has inspired him to actively lead a movement committed to reaching people right where they are, whether that’s within the church or in the broader community. Chris is a gifted communicator in any setting, and he regularly teaches at leadership seminars, Christian conferences, and in the corporate world. His highly acclaimed book, Priority Time: Addicted to God’s Word, has revolutionized people’s understanding of how to have a “quiet time,” and is a valuable resource for anyone who desires to spend time with God daily through the Word and in prayer. Since the founding of Highpoint Church,the church has grown to nearly 8,000 each weekend through multisite campuses.