Chris Elrod is Founding and Senior Pastor of Impact! Church in Lakeland, Florida. What started as an apartment complex Bible study over ten years ago has grown to a multicultural, inner-city church on mission to reach the homeless, addicted, and those with no church experience. Chris has spoken at conferences, leadership events, and churches across the country. Prior to starting Impact! Church, Chris was a nationally touring comedian and speaker averaging over 250 speaking engagements a year and sharing the stage with top Christian and country music artists.