Dr. Christopher Toote is an ordained minister and a certified chaplain whose lifework focuses on ministerial training, development, and deployment of the laity and spiritual leaders in teaching, preaching, and practical forms of ministry. He has served for over thirty years in ministerial and pastoral leadership.
As an administrator of higher education, Dr. Toote has extensive management and leadership experience and holds a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education and Administration and a Doctor of Ministry. He has pursued theological studies at Northern Caribbean University, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Trinity Theological Seminary, Temple Baptist Seminary, and Andrews University. Currently Dr. Toote serves as the Executive Pastor of Administration, Leadership, and Christian Education at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago and Director of Operations and Services at The University of Chicago.