About Kerry

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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 18,000 in average attendance each weekend. Woodlands Church is one church in many locations with its main 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 a relationship with Jesus Christ. His messages are relevant, and his illustrations memorable.

Chris Shook 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. She and daughter, Megan Shook Alpha co-authored Beauty Begins – Making Peace with Your Reflection to challenge women to trade the pressure of perfection for God’s perfect love.

Kerry Shook Ministries is a worldwide television ministry that broadcasts to a local, national and international audience. Pastor Kerry and Chris can be seen by millions in all 50 states and over 200 countries worldwide. is an extension of the broadcast that provides viewers with additional resources and information to assist them in their spiritual journey.

Kerry and Chris’ first book and New York Times bestseller, One Month to Live—Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life, was released in February 2008. Since then, they have co-authored One Month to Love – Thirty Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships, Be the Message – Taking Your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action and Find Your Miracle – How the Miracles of Jesus Can Change Your Life Today.

Kerry and Chris have have four children and a growing extended family.