Kerry Shook is one of today's most gifted communicators offering a clear, contemporary and creative teaching style. He is the senior pastor of Woodlands Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America.
Kerry and his wife, Chris, founded Fellowship of The Woodlands, now Woodlands Church in 1993; and since then, the church has grown to 17,000 in average attendance each weekend. Woodlands Church is one church in many locations with its Fellowship campus in The Woodlands outside of Houston, Texas.
Kerry believes that church should be engaging and fun, calling it “The Best Hour of Your Week.” He strives to eliminate the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness and fear that keep people from experiencing not just religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ. His messages are relevant, and his illustrations memorable.
Chris is the Director of Missions and Women’s Ministry at Woodlands Church. Her missions’ work has touched thousands of under-resourced people locally and in numerous countries around the world. Her Women’s Ministry is one of the largest in the country providing fellowship, worship and Bible study opportunities to hundreds of women each week.
Kerry Shook Ministries is a worldwide television ministry that broadcasts to a local, national and international audience. Pastor Kerry and Chris can now be seen by millions in 50 states and over 200 countries worldwide. KerryShook.org is an extension of the broadcast that provides our viewers additional resources and information to help them with their spiritual walk.
Kerry and Chris’ first book and New York Times Best-Seller, One Month to Live - Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life, was released in February 2008. The book encourages readers to face their own mortality and live life to the fullest. In addition, the One Month to Live website is designed to help pastors unleash their church's potential with the Nationwide Church Growth Campaign.
Kerry and Chris have been married twenty-five years and have four children.