Chris Galanos was born and raised in Lubbock. He attended Texas Tech and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. While he was in college, he was very involved in the college ministry of Indiana Avenue. Toward the end of his senior year, he sensed God was calling him away from the computer industry and into full-time ministry. During this time, Chris met and married the love of his life, Emilie, and they moved off to attend seminary. Chris graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree two weeks before the birth of their first child, McKinley Ann. In August of 2009, Charis Faith was born and Chris began to wonder how he would survive living with three girls.
Chris has always sensed a calling to start a church which is unashamedly passionate about Jesus and intentional about helping others experience new life in him. So, on September 9th, 2007, Experience Life celebrated its Grand Opening with over 330 people in attendance. Since the Grand Opening, Experience Life has grown to thousands of people in attendance each week. Chris believes the most exciting days are still ahead and he can't wait to see what the Lord is going to do next!