While fighting the forces of evil his entire life, Chris "Spanky" Medina had to go up against drugs, divorce, alcohol, lust, stealing, hate and unforgiveness as they fought like hell to bang down his door to get to him. Have they been banging on your door too? Then you both might have something in common.
Chris knows what it's like to grow up behind the 8-ball. Growing up in a divorced home where alcohol and drugs ran rampid, God still had a plan and a purpose for Chris and his family. With many hilarious childhood stories to share, Chris also has painful experiences of low self-worth and the temptation of suicide to share with students that most Youth Pastors/Directors can't come close to touching.
Chris' testimony of hope, forgiveness and daring to be an "instrument for noble purposes" will move the hearts of all ages. Chris will charge your group up with his high voltage, high octane attitude while sharing stories of overcoming failures while on the journey to become a "Difference Maker" for God.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California; A commercial and stage actor for years fueled with over 25 years in Youth Ministry and Youth Speaking, Chris knows kids and what makes them tick. With hilarious and dramatic illustrations as tools to demonstrate his biblical points, Chris Medina WILL leave students on a different plane from when they arrived. Chris has spoken and performed all over the U.S. including Mexico, Canada and Romania.
Currently, Chris owns Spanky's Driving Academy for teens in the Nashville area of Tennesse. Chris pours into their lives while sharing about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and distracted driving. Chris has been a Hospice Chaplin at Claiborne-Hughes in Frankin and has helped families walk the road toward saying goodbye to sick loved ones.
Chris is represented by Advantage Model and Talent in Nashville for acting and print.
If you want soft and fluffy don't call Chris. If you want the truth layed out in love, yet with passion, then Chris will be a great addition to your secular school assembly or faith based youth group event.
No emotionalism or manipulation tactics are used during a Double Dog Dare.
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