Dr. Chris Montrose was born to Muriel and Clifford Montrose in the city of Georgetown, Guyana. The oldest of seven children, he attended primary schools in Georgetown, Mahaicony, and Pouderoyen, and at age 11 entered West Demerara Secondary School.
Chris' mother passed away in Pouderoyen, just days after hearing the news of his acceptance into secondary school. His siblings were taken by their paternal grandmother and moved to the east coast of Demerara. Chris could not be transferred to another school at that time, and so he spent one year in the home of Caroline Palmer of the Vreed-en-Hoop S.D.A. Church. The lessons he learned during that year greatly influenced his decision to be baptized, at age 19, into the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Chris met his wife, Paula, at the 1980 Youth Camp in Goshen, Essequibo. They were married on Paula's birthday in 1992, just one month after Chris received a B.A. in History and Theology from Andrews University. Chris served as a district pastor in Guyana from 1992 to 1996, when he migrated to the U.S.A. The couple moved to Decatur, GA in 1998. The next year, they celebrated the birth of their daughter, Halle.
In 2005, Chris was called into the Georgia-Cumberland Conference family of ministers. The following year he received his M.A. degree in History from Georgia State University. In 2013, he completed his pursuit of Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership. He engages his skills as the Metropolitan Atlanta Area Coordinator of Men's Ministry. The family serves the Atlanta Southside and Atlanta Metropolitan Adventist Churches.
Dr. Montrose is of the firm belief that the circumstances of life work together for our development to place us exactly where God wants us. Nothing is by chance! God is in charge! His favorite text is found in Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Dr. Chris Montrose and family.
Phone: 770.309.2762 (Cell)