Phil Chambers - Pastor

Phil is married to Jennifer and father of Fu YongLi, Lily, and Kate.

After growing up in Athens, GA, Phil moved to Birmingham, AL to attend Samford University where he received a degree in Marketing. Upon completion of his Mdiv degree, he moved to Brisbane, Australia to pioneer a university ministry for two years. He returned to Birmingham with a desire to see his city and the nations impacted with the reality of Jesus. He was involved in the formation of Christ Community in 2009 and continues as one of it's pastors. He finds great joy in discipling other men, teaching and preaching, living life with Jennifer and his daughters, baseball, Ultimate frisbee, and watching people  grow in their awe and love of God. His prayer is that Christ will become greater in all things.

David Cunningham - Pastor

David grew up in Georgia before attending Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He's married to Susan and has four children.

In 1998 David and Susan moved to Brisbane, Australia with Mission to the World to serve Christ in university ministry and church planting. After thirteen years of service in Australia, David joined Christ Community's ministry team to help them fulfill their vision of "Making Disciples Who Make Much of Jesus." David's desire is to see people grasp the "amazing-ness" of God's grace in Christ and for it to transform the way they view God, themselves, and the world.

Adele Gilchrist - Administrative Assistant

Adele was born in Birmingham and has lived here most of her life. She is a widow with 3 grown children. She has enjoyed working with Phil as his assistant for the last seven years. She brings a lot of passion and energy to Christ Community Church. Her gifts include administration, discernment and exhortation. She loves the beach, the Crimson Tide, ministering to women and spending time with her children.


Renee Whorton - Preschool & Children's Director

Renee is married to Andy and they have three children- Jack, Josh, and Lydia Joy. Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Renee attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She has taught K-10th grades either at home or in the classroom. Her passion is bringing the love of Christ to the hearts and minds of children. She also loves women’s ministry, reading, decorating, art, and spending time with loved ones in her home. Her prayer is that the children of Christ Community would know Jesus as Lord, would grow in their knowledge and love for Him, and would serve Him with throughout their lives.