See www.highlandcc.org/media for recent sermon series.

1/8/16, Chapel speech on China, Memphis Harding Academy, Memphis TN

4/19/16, Chapel speech on the Holy Spirit, Harding School of Theology, Memphis TN

4/20/16, Lecture on Ten Minute Transformation at The Visible Music College, Memphis, TN

5/4-5/16, Two classes and book-signing on Newsworthy, Pepperdine Bible Lectures, Malibu CA

5/22/16, Book-signing on NewsworthyHighland Church of Christ, Memphis, TN

6/29-7/1, Class on Newsworthy, Summer Celebration, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN

7/6/16, Class on preaching to students enrolled in Kerusso, Memphis TN

8/3/16, Class on Newsworthy at Westside Church of Christ, Russellville, AR, 6:30 PM

9/22-24/16 New England Men’s Retreat on “Becoming Good News to a Generation Who Believes We Are Bad“  Ganderbrook Christian Camp, Raymond ME

10/24 Staff Devotional for Christ Community Health Services, Memphis TN

11/18-20/16 Overflow Youth Retreat on Ten Minute Transformation, North Mississippi



Chris Altrock

(b. 3/27/68)

HOME: 6886 Briarfield Lane – Bartlett, TN 38135

WORK: Highland Church of Christ, 400 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN 38018

chris.altrock@highlandcc.org / chrisaltrock@gmail.com

BLOG: www.chrisaltrock.com

(also on Facebook and Twitter (@chrisaltrock))


Wife: Kendra Altrock (married 5/26/89) – full time accountant (CPA )

Children: Jordan (5/13/97) & Jacob (11/8/01)


Senior Preaching Minister – Highland Street Church of Christ – Aug. 1998-Present

400 N. Houston Levee Road

Cordova, TN 38018


Senior Preaching Minister – University Church of Christ – Feb. 1994-Aug. 1998

1555 E. University Ave.

Las Cruces, NM 88001


Board Member – Mission Alive (Dallas, TX) – 2011-2012

Faith in Memphis Panel of Religious Leaders (FaithInMemphis.com) – 2011-2014

Partner to Memphis Urban Ministry (Memphis, TN) – 2010-2011

Member of Joint Urban Ministry Partners (Memphis, TN) – 2008-2011

Member of Memphis Urban Ministry Steering Committee (Memphis, TN) – 2007-2009


Adjunct Instructor – Lipscomb University

Program of Formation and Training for the Ministry of Spiritual Formation (2016-2017)

Adjunct Instructor – Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2009)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2008)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2007)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2006)

Adjunct Instructor – Harding University Graduate School of Religion/ Harding School of Theology

Memphis, TN

D. Min Course HST 7140 – Connecting Preaching with the Congregation (Spring 2013)

D.Min Course HUGSR 7240 – Evangelistic Strategies for the Local Church (Spring 2005)

Member of Academy of Homiletics – 2005-2014

“What is the Future of the Sermon?”

Co-Convener of panel at Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2013

“Major Book Review: ‘Responses to Robert S. Reid’s and Lucy Hogan’s The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching’” Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2012

“The Cone of Preaching: A Narrative Model for Preaching in a Post-Christian Culture”

Presented at the Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2009

“The Postmodern Partnership of Congregation and College: Three Ways Christian Colleges Can Assist Christian Churches in Their Common Mission”

Presented at the Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2008


Doctor of Ministry

Emphasis in evangelistic preaching and postmodernism

May 2001 – 4.0 GPA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

Master of Divinity

May 1994 – 4.0 GPA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

May 1990 – 3.8 GPA

New Mexico State University


Numerous book reviews as Book Review Editor for 21st Century Christian Magazine (May, 2009 – Present).

Book Review on Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction (Kay L. Northcutt, Fortress Press, 2009) in Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry.

Book Review on The Blue Parakeet (Scot McKnight,  Zondervan, 2008) and Living at the Crossroads (Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew, Baker Academic, 2008) in The Christian Chronicle (April 2009), 36.

Sermon in Preaching the Sermon on the Mount edited by David Fleer and Dave Bland – Chalice Press (2007).

Book Review on Preaching Re-Imagined (Doug Pagitt, Zondervan, 2005) in Homiletic (33:1) Summer, 2008: 25-26.


Newsworthy: Nine Steps to Becoming the Good News the World Could Use (Chalice Press, 2016)

Ten Minute Transformation: Small Spiritual Steps That Revolutionize Your Life Chalice Press, 2013

Prayers from the Pit: What the Ten Prayers of Jesus Teach About Praying in Times of Pain – 21st Century Christian (2011).

Rebuilding Relationships: A Sermon on the Mount Floor Plan – Chalice Press (2008).

Preaching to Pluralists: How to Proclaim Christ in a Postmodern Age – Chalice Press (2004).

Mark: A Call to Service – HillCrest Publishing/ Leafwood (2000; 2nd edition 2006).

The Cross: Saved by the Shame of it All – College Press (1998).


Thirty-two week Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Group (Fr. David Graham, Spiritual Director) St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Memphis, TN – October 2014-May, 2015

Thirty Day Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Silent Retreat  (Dr. Jackie Halstead, Spiritual Director) Nashville/ Memphis, TN – July, 2013

Five Day Ignatian Silent Retreat – Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL – June, 2012

Program of Formation and Training for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction – led by Kris Miller, director of Institute of Christian Spirituality, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN – September, 2015-April 2016