Elder Christopher S. Hairston
2nd Vice President
Triumph WOTCC – Roanoke, VA
Elder Christopher ShoNeel Hairston’s spiritual life has always been one of servitude and activity in his local church and national organization. At an early age, Elder Chris sang in the Children’s Choir and Youth for Christ Choir (Voices of Praise) of Shiloh WOTCC, and later transitioned into the Radio Choir (Sanctuary Voices of Praise). He served as an officer of the busy bees, a children’s group, and was also the Vice-President of the Intermediate Youth for Christ of the Way of the Cross Church of Christ in 1993. He served seven years as the Vice-President of the Intermediate. In 2000, Elder Hairston joined the membership committee and eventually became the membership chairman where his responsibilities were to handle event registration and maintaining membership rosters for use in analysis and office elections. Elder Hairston currently serves as the Second Vice President of the National Youth for Christ for the Way of the Cross Church of Christ, International.
Elder Chris was baptized at the age of 4 in October 1980 and received the gift of the Holy Ghost in June 1992 at the age of 15. After accepting his call into ministry and professing his call to his pastor, Bishop Earley Dillard, and congregation, Chris served as deacon, minister in training, and formally preached his first public sermon on March 16, 2003. In July 2005, Elder Chris was ordained an Elder in the Way of the Cross Church of Christ.
Elder Hairston currently serves as Pastor and Founder of Triumph Way of the Cross Church located in Roanoke, VA. God has blessed the mission to minister to people from all races, creeds, and colors. The church has been able to assist the homeless and provide consolation to the battered. With God’s help, the ministry will continue to grow and provide salvation and security to even more of God’s children. It is the will and mission of the ministry to help those that need help, comfort the broken heart, and build God’s kingdom here on earth.
Pastor Hairston is married to the former Keevie Williams of Cascade, Virginia. They have been blessed with two gifted sons, Ethan and Israel, and currently reside in Vinton, Virginia. Chris is known as a football, baseball and basketball coach to many kids in the Vinton area. Chris is also employed as a CADD/BIM Manager by AECOM, a Fortune 500 company that provides Architecture, Engineering and Construction services around the globe.
Elder Christopher Hairston is a man whose desire has always been to see the hand of God on his life and to help others see God through his actions. He’s a man who embodies the spirit of Isaiah when he cried to the Lord and said, “Lord here am I, send me.”
2nd Vice President Areas of Responsibility
Hospitality: Strives to help delegates, visitors, and guest feel welcomed and comfortable at national meetings.
Recreation: Provide recreation activities for youth during national meetings
Intermediate Youth: Plan services and activities for middle and high school aged youth.
Membership: Collects and maintain information on national membership. Provides attendance statistics on national meetings and assist in determining attendance award winners.
Newsletter: Informs the national body of positive youth news and events from around the country.
Website: Administrator for the National Youth for Christ website
Local Youth for Christ Presidents: Gulf Coast Dioces