Christopher Alan Bullock is the servant leader, founder, and Pastor of The Canaan Baptist Church of New Castle, Delaware. He has presided over one of the most effective urban ministry models for church planting and growth in America. He has a distinguished record of stewardship as a pastor, humanitarian, and ecumenical leader. In November 2012, he was overwhelmingly elected as the first African American President of New Castle County Council. New Castle County is the largest county in Delaware. He also serves as Chairman of the Delaware Black Caucus.
From 1998 to 2004, he served as Pastor of the Historic Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois. The Progressive congregation excelled in the areas of ministry development, membership growth and urban outreach, that included a feeding program, HIV/AIDS Awareness, senior housing and a state-of-the-art computer technology center. He was elected as the activist president of the Chicago Southside Branch of the NAACP. The branch experienced measurable membership growth that effectively addressed critical social justice and civil rights issues in Chicago. The branch was the recipient of many prestigious honors under his leadership. He served as an Illinois State Commissioner on Discrimination and Hate Crimes.
From 1990 to 1998, he served as Pastor of the Historic Eighth Street Baptist Church of Wilmington, Delaware. During his tenure at Eighth Street Baptist, the congregation experienced phenomenal ministry and membership growth, and retired the mortgage. He led the congregation in an unprecedented relocation to a multimillion dollar newly constructed sanctuary and facility. He served as a Delaware State Commissioner on Minority Health and Delaware State Commissioner on Public Integrity.
He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage; Master of Divinity degree from the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School/Crozer Seminary; an earned Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary, Doctor Johnny Ray Youngblood, mentor. He did his Post-Doctoral work at Harvard University, The Divinity School. He serves on numerous local and national community service and religious boards.
He was named by The Delaware Magazine, as one of Delaware's Most Dynamic Leaders. Rev. Bullock shares his life and ministry with his wife, Dr. Debbie Bullock, and their two sons, Benjamin and Daniel.