Newhouse MVJ 2017


The life of a preacher can be tough at times and also rewarding at times. Pastors help people overcome their personal challenges while also confronting their own struggles. According to, 1500 pastors leave the ministry each year, some leave the ministry due to family or personal concerns. This life of service before self is not made for everybody.


This is the path that Chris Ferguson has decided to follow. As a bright and energetic young man just starting out in the field, Ferguson will begin his young ministry at Buckley Road Baptist Church before moving on to a church in Chicago, Illinois. Once there, he will work part-time preaching, working with the teenagers and young adults of the church, and serving the needs of the local community.