Chris Stovall, CFRE
Senior Generosity Strategist
Meet Chris Stovall
Chris Stovall has over 30 years of church leadership and ministry experience. During that time, he has served in almost every capacity on a church staff including 15 years as a lead pastor and church planter. Prior to vocational ministry, Chris worked for several years in corporate banking. Along the way Chris also led several small start-up companies, maximizing profits to position each for greater success.
Chris has been consulting and coaching churches and nonprofits for over 15 years now. He has an extensive combination of both business and ministry experience that gives him a unique perspective in his consulting. Chris is very adept at helping churches and organizations strategize vision, discover opportunities out of obstacles, develop compelling communication for objectives, and layout a plan to accomplish their God-inspired dreams. Chris’ passion is to see individuals discipled and grow spiritually in the area of giving and therefore see the culture of generosity in those churches and organizations grow as well.
In addition to his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, Chris has a BS in Business from Murray State University, a BA in Music from Western Kentucky University, and both an MA and MDiv from Luther Rice University. Chris married his college sweetheart Susy and they have two adult children.
No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp.
With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.
Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.
Giving Data is pretty amazing but it can also be a little daunting to interpret. It’s also a challenge to know exactly what actions to take in response. Some leaders love the challenge of figuring it out on their own. Most would really appreciate an experienced guide who can take the mystery out of the information and share specific recommendations that will increase the overall culture of generosity in their church.
From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.
The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.