Christopher Casoni

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Background and Family:

I grew up in Manchester, NH where I lived until I left for college to pursue a degree in Music Education. God quickly directed my heart to pursue a degree in Pastoral Ministry and after my freshman year of college transferred to a pastoral program. After four years of college I met my wife Laura and we dated for two years before we were married on July 31st 2010. We currently have one son who was born July 30th 2011 (yep, a day before our one year anniversary), as well as twin daughters who were born in October 2013.


Education:

Bachelor of Science from Baptist Bible College- I studied Pastoral Ministry and Music Education

 

Ministry Experience: 

  • Associate Pastor here at CBC from December 2012 to present

  • Interim Worship Pastor for Evangelical Baptist Church (April 2012-November 2012)

  • Chaplain for Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance (2010-2012)

  • Director of Student Ministries for New Life Baptist Church, Scranton PA (2007-2011)

  • Worship Leader for New Life Baptist Church, Scranton PA (2007-2010)

  • Youth Pastoral Intern for Fellowship Bible Church, Chester NH (Summer 2006)

  • Youth Pastoral Intern for Calvary Bible Church, Jermyn PA (Summer 2005)

 

My Passion:  

I love God and I love people and my passion is that we make much of our God.  My prayer is that people would be changed by the message of the Gospel leading believers to present their bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is their spiritual act of worship. I pray that through the teaching and study of the word of God that our minds would be renewed so that we are conformed to image of God’s Son, Jesus.

Books: 

Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin, Church Planter by Darrin Patrick, Worship by the Book by D.A. Carson, The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship by Matt Redman, Radical by Davit Platt, Forgotten God by Francis Chan, God is The Gospel by John Piper, The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler, Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living through the Rediscovery of Abba Father by Dan Cruver, and Religions Saves & 9 other Misconceptions by Mark Driscoll.

Speakers: 

Favorites include:  Andy Giessman, Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Tim Keller, and John Piper

Music: 

Churchill, Jon Foreman, Andrew Peterson, Leeland, Lincoln Brewster, Phil Wickham, Shane & Shane, Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real, John Mark McMillan, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, and KJ-52.

 

Sports Teams:

I am a HUGE Boston Celtics fan!

New England Patriots

Red Sox

UConn Basketball

My brother in Law is a huge Alabama football fan so I follow the Tide and enjoy watching their program in hope that the Patriots will draft their players.

 

Quotes:

“I am the way the truth and the life.”
~ Jesus