Raised in El Paso, TX it was no time at all till Chris found himself in a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, lust, & trouble. Not understanding why his dad slept at one house & his mom slept at another sent him on a search that landed him at church. It was here he was invited to youth camp in the summer of 1999. This is where everything changed, all in one night, Chris received the gift of salvation, experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, & was called into full-time ministry!
He is a now voice impacting generations. His roaring excitement and ability to address current issues with solid, life-changing truth makes him a dynamic communicator for everyone that hears him. He carries a mandate: to release courage & power to risk takers & dreamers who desire divine turn arounds. Chris passionately pursues ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ, developing leaders who want to transform society, and consulting organizations to have a strategic & lasting influence. Having a successful career in internet car sales, being a former missionary to Sri Lanka, & a youth pastor makes him a diverse resource. In addition to serving as the Director of Youth For The Nations, his lifestyle of excellence, honor, & revival led him to develop The Circle – a 12 month leadership & character intensive for pastors, as well as host the National Youth Leader Experience – a leadership gathering attend by pastors & leaders from all over the world.
RELEASING COURAGE & POWER TO RISK TAKERS AND DREAMERS
Having an incredible talent for dance led Erica into a career as a professional dancer for the Dallas Desperados, an Arena football team owned by the Dallas Cowboys. During this season of her life, a family member shared the good news of the Gospel with her which resulted in her making Jesus Christ her everything on May 14th, 2003. She resigned from the team and left the wild life she once lived so that she could radically pursue a relationship with Jesus.
After attending Christ For the Nations Institute, she and her husband, Chris became missionaries in Sri Lanka. From there they would serve as Associate Pastors & Youth Pastors In Euless, TX and now serve on the leadership team at Church on the Hill under Pastors Adam & Jami McCain. Erica Estrada is passionate about equipping people to hear God’s voice and bringing heaven to earth in everyday settings. Erica ministers at conferences & churches all over the world with a prophetic mandate to release identity & purpose that has resulted in people finding freedom & worth. Visit Brave Beauty to hear more.
This couple believes the ministry they have been entrusted rests on the whole family. They love to have their kids prophesy in the altar or pray for people to encounter the healing power of Jesus. Chris & Erica have been working on getting over their addiction to chai tea lattes for over 11 years and they have 4 children, Elisha, who loves baseball & frozen yogurt, Jasmine, who loves dressing like a princess while drinking chocolate milk, Carissa, & their newest addition baby Micah Brave!