When Chris Reid was a teenager, he had a vision of what he wanted his life to be. The picture had the path of someone who would pursue law school, become a lawyer, then a judge, maybe even a politician, and some time later in life be the pastor of a church. Although all of it didn't come to pass, the most rewarding one eventually happened.
In 2008 while at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris heard Steven Furtick tell his story. He was a passionate, young pastor that started a church in Charlotte, North Carolina with a group of his closest friends. He was 25 when he started the church, and in 3 years, it grew to over 3,000 people. When he was finished, "God of This City" by Chris Tomlin played and the thought of planting a church in Longview was birthed in his heart.