Authors & Composers

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is the Senior Pastor at Killian Hill Baptist Church. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Bob Jones University in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Bible from Bob Jones University Seminary in 1997. During his time at BJU, he met his wife Lori—his best friend, an exceptional pastor’s wife, and a wonderful mother to their four daughters. Chris enjoys writing and is the author of many of the hymns on ChurchWorksMedia.com. Several of his texts have been published as octavos and recorded. Chris is the co-author (along with Joe Tyrpak) of Gospel Meditations for Women and Gospel Meditations for Men, and he was the editor and a co-author (along with Joe Tyrpak, JD Crowley, David Hosaflook, and Tim Keesee) of Gospel Meditations for Missions. He has written for a number of publications and also writes various and sundry thoughts on his blog, My Two Cents. Many of his sermons are available at SermonAudio.com.

On the lighter side, Chris is a lifelong Denver Broncos fan, an avid runner (with two marathons under his belt), and a music junkie. He enjoys the humor of Steven Wright and Patrick McManus. He loves being “Daddy” to his four daughters, Rebekah, Rachel, Esther, and Gracie.

Chris is particularly passionate about Christ-Centered Christianity, the Gospel for Everyday Life, Worship, Expository Preaching, and the Local Church.

You can contact Chris at pastor.chris.anderson(at)gmail.com.

Greg Habegger

Greg Habegger is the Minister of Music at Community Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in church music from Bob Jones University. Greg was born in Iowa but grew up in Alabama and Indiana. Music and ministry have been part of his life for as long as he can remember. His dad has always been in full-time Christian work, and when he was younger, his mom was the church pianist. Greg remembers the first time he played in church—7th grade. He has always loved to play the piano, though he has endured the practicing that it requires. During his senior year of high school, Greg committed himself to serve the Lord through full-time music ministry. Greg is a talented musician and a recent but gifted composer of hymns. Greg has been married to his wonderful wife, Katie, since 1995. They met in junior high when Greg’s family moved to Indiana. God has given them one daughter, Anna.

In case you’re wondering…

  • What makes Greg laugh? Andy Gleiser, Chris Anderson, and Katie and Anna.
  • What makes him cry? Cleveland Indians baseball.
  • What are Greg’s pet peeves? Spelling and grammar errors and being late.
  • What is Greg’s biggest fear? Hearing the Lord say, “I could have done so much more through you.”

You can contact Greg at ghabegger(at)communitybaptist.com

Joe Tyrpak

Joe has served as a pastor at Tri-County Bible Church in Madison, Ohio since 2005. He's been a believer in Jesus Christ since childhood. He grew up in Vermont, North Carolina, a short bit in Moscow, but mostly in the greater Philadelphia area (making him someone who proudly "bleeds green"). In 2000 he graduated from BJU with a degree in graphic design (and he has a lifelong interest in the art of animation); he graduated with an M.Div from Bob Jones Memorial Seminary in 2005, during which years he served at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and sat under the preaching ministry of Mark Minnick. He is currently finishing up a D.Min in Applied Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Jim Hamilton. He and his wife Hannah have three children--Karis, Tori & Jordan--whom they are seeking to raise in Jesus' nurture and admonition.

Joe is a careful student and fervent preacher of the Scriptures. Many of his sermons are available at SermonAudio.com.

You can contact Joe at pastorjoe(at)tricountybible.org.

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