Christa has served as pastor of West Side since September 11, 2016. She is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, where she met Ken, her husband, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Later, she engaged in additional studies at Wake Forest University. Christa and Ken have a son, Kyle.
Ministering in churches since the age of 19, she has served as Youth Minister, completed a residency at the School of Pastoral Care, served as a Hospice chaplain and pastor of a church. More recently, she served as Minister to Senior Adults and Congregational Care at Ardmore Baptist Church and at College Park Baptist Church, both in Winston-Salem. In addition to serving as pastor at West Side, she is working towards a D.Min degree from the Gardner-Webb University Divinity School.