Chris Dodd

Pastor of Discipleship and Development

Fourteen years ago Chris and Maribeth met through ministry and were married two years later. Their passion for the local church has continued since that time. They have both served as staff pastors in the areas of discipleship, small groups, operations and worship, both in established churches and new church plants. Their family vision is all about life change, while their strategy is life on life encouragement and inspiration. They are excited about coming alongside what God is doing in and through his church at Gateway Franklin.

They are a fun-loving family of five with three busy boys. Asher is 8 and you can usually find him assembling whatever objects are at his disposal at the moment. Emerson is 6 and is typically conquering the nearest physical challenge...or cuddling his mom. Jonas is 4 and just wants to make everyone laugh. When Asher learned of their relocation from Georgia to Tennessee, he simply said, "God calls some people to go and help a new church." And that's exactly what the Dodds are excited to do here with their new church family.