The People 9


Chris’s Biography

ChrisGrowing up in New England in the home of a pastor, Chris trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of six. Throughout his childhood, he was privileged to meet many missionaries as they came through his church and home. Chris was called to preach at a missions conference in his teen years and soon attended Pensacola Christian College. He graduated with a Bachelor’s  degree in Biblical studies in 2005. Since then, Chris has served as a youth leader and a pastor. Most recently, Chris served for 4 years as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Harwinton, CT. During his time as pastor, Chris took the church on multiple mission trips and began the church’s missions program.

Beth’s BiographyBeth

Beth was raised in a Christian home in western Pennsylvania and trusted Christ as her Savior at the age of 4. She attended Pensacola Christian College for 3 years where she met Chris before transferring to Crown College. It was here that her love of missions grew. Beth was involved in the beginning stages of the college’s outreach program in England and spent a semester there ministering. She has been involved in mission work in Honduras and New York City as well. Beth graduated from Crown College in 2007 and she and Chris married in 2008.

Our Call To Missions

Chris and Beth each had a heart that was growing more sensitive to the needs of the mission field. Often they would host and help missionaries that traveled through CT on deputation. They waited on God to make their burden a calling. During a missions conference in the Spring of 2013, God confirmed in them the call to missions. Through God’s prompting and direction, they would soon settle on the field of Honduras.

Chris and Beth have been blessed with two children, Charlotte and Clara.

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  • Doug Mann

    Bro. Chris,
    You and your family will be in our prayers.
    What is your mission board, clearing house, etc., or is it to soon to be asking this?
    Bro. Doug Mann

    • Bro. Chris Post author

      We are being sent our of our church here in CT. We are planning to use BEMA. They are a financial clearing house and will provide us financial accountability. We are waiting to be approved. We have our first meeting on deputation this October!

  • Bernice Day

    Hi Beth & Chris,
    I am so excited to have met you both & yr sweet little girl, Charlotte! 🙂
    Thanks So Much for being a part of our mission’s conference at Grace Baptist Church!

    I am praying that the Lord keeps me on track w/ what clothes to make for the children at the orphanage.
    I will be keeping your family & the Jarvis family in my prayers.
    Looking forward to Sunday 🙂
    Love & Prayers,
    Bernice Day

  • Rick Fortney

    Hi Chris & Beth

    Thank you for spending time with our church family this week, your family has been a blessing to me and many others. I will be praying for you folks in the weeks and months to come as you strive to get to the people of Honduras

    God Bless you all

    • Bethany Birkholz

      We loved meeting you and your family! Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. We hope you can come visit us in Honduras!

  • Anna Guzman

    Hi Bethany, this is Anna Guzman from Kings Mills Baptist Church in Kings Mills, OH. We are updating our missionary profiles and I need your birthdays for all and your anniversary. Our church family would love to send cards and letters is possible. Is there a mailing address where we can send you mail? We pray for your family and ministry all the time! Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Beth Birkholz

      Hey Mrs. Guzman! That is really kind of you to be so thoughtful. Our birthdays are as follows: Chris- 9/9, Beth- 7/3, Charlotte- 6/3, and Clara- 6/19. Our anniversary is 4/5/08. The address is a post office box in the nearest town that we share with our ministry partners, the Jarvis family. The whole address would be : Adam Jarvis
      Apartado Postal 202
      Santa Rosa de Copan Honduras CA
      So far they have gotten everything they have been sent, but it takes about a month.
      We appreciate your prayers so very much!