Kip Hamby has been on staff with Christ Community since 2016. He served as the Upward Sports Director for three years before becoming the Pastor of Outreach in 2019. Kip graduated from College of the Ozarks (near Branson, MO) in 1983 with a BA in religion. Kip grew up in Texas, but moved to Ames his freshman year in college. Shortly after his move he met Christ and his future wife (Shari). Kip and Shari have four adult children; Rachel Greene, Rebekah Johnson, Ruthann Jizmejian, and Ryan Hamby; and also have eleven grandchildren. Kip has worked with both college and youth ministries in the past, as well as serving as an associate pastor and counseling pastor before coming to Christ Community.
“I have found Christ Community to be a church that is very intentional about serving its community and loving a needy world. This purposefulness is seen in so many ways, including how many of our global partners grew up in Christ Community, in how our church family cares well for internationals, and our generosity in meeting practical needs in the community.”