Cris Alley, Ph.D., serves as the strategy coordinator for the Raleigh-Durham area. He has also served as a pastor, missionary and church planter.
Cris began his pastoral ministry as senior pastor of West Canton Baptist Church in Canton. Cris and his family also served for nearly nine years with the International Mission Board in East Asia, and they also served for four years as church planters in Hickory. Just prior to joining the convention, Cris served as minister of adults at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover.
Cris earned his master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and his doctorate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He has taught missions as an adjunct professor at Foothills Christian College and currently teaches as an adjunct professor with Liberty University online.
Cris is married to Dena, his wife of more than 20 years, and they have two children. Their son Joshua is married to Stephanie, and he is working toward a master of divinity degree at Southeastern. Their daughter Rachel is a graduate of North Greenville University and teaches second grade in Spartanburg, S.C.
Cris is passionate about God's mission to the nations. He considers it a privilege and honor to join North Carolina Baptists in the work of enabling churches, networks and individuals to "Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples." (Psalm 96:3, HCSB)