Chris served God overseas for 20 years, God allowed him to see many souls saved and many men trained for ministry. When his father Austin Gardner came back to the states to start Vision Baptist Church and Missions, Chris took over the ministry in Peru. They saw many missionaries sent from Peru to countries all around the world including, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Burkina Faso, Morocco as well as all over Peru.
Chris started pastoring his first church when he was 18 and still continues to pastor today. He is passionate about expository preaching and watching others grow in their knowledge of the Word through discipleship. He is the father of 4 children and has been happily married to Andria for 24 years.