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Vice President of Operations
Chris McKinney

Chris supports DCPI’s mission to equip leaders to plant 5 million new churches by leading the teams that provide administrative and logistical support to all departments, staff, and volunteers. Chris supervises the Global Headquarters office, the Directors of Human Relations and Materials and Translations, and directs the Ministry Partner Development department. Chris also assists the World Zone Leaders, Regional Directors, and training partners in our Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and Pacific zones to achieve DCPI’s enterprise goals with strategic planning, budgeting, communication, training, and networking of leaders.

How did God call you to DCPI?

“I was invited to join the DCPI headquarters staff in 2008. Carole and I had just decided to return to the USA from the Philippines in order to take care of our parents, but hadn’t told anyone yet.

Over the following weeks God made it clear to Carole and I that this would be the perfect fit for our gifts, passions, training, and experience.”

What is your personal vision statement or life scripture?

Life Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-12 – I have been guided in my life and ministry by this verse, believing that Christ sovereignly prepares each of us for a unique role in building up the church. As I learn how Christ is working in me, I find direction and purpose which has led to a fulfilled life.

Romans 8:29 – This is where I take great encouragement from and the knowledge that in spite of my ups and downs in life my ultimate destiny is to be like Jesus.

What excites you about what God is doing around the world?

“When I experienced DCPI training for the first time I saw “obvious” ways I could have avoided land mines, improved my success rate as a church planter, or planted churches that were more dynamic.

So what excites me most about what God is doing through DCPI is the way this tremendous curriculum is being multiplied–the way experienced church planters are being equipped to teach church planting to others in their own culture.”

What miracles have you seen God perform?

“My favorite miracle I’ve seen God perform over and over: God’s Spirit transforms a group of ordinary people and out of that comes something much greater than the sum of its parts. Any congregation of Christians contains amazing power–God’s power that transforms lives in all kinds of ways. Some of the “little” miracles I’ve seen in the process include physical healings, deliverance from alcoholism, restored marriages, and the breaking of spiritual strongholds.”

Most influential books or movies:

  • “Understanding Church Growth” by Donald A. McGavran
  • “The Making of a Leader” by Robert Clinton
  • “Please Understand Me” by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates
  • “The Bondage Breaker” by Neil T. Anderson
  • “Christian Origins and the Question of God” an incomplete magnum opus of N. T. Wright