Chris Honeycutt is a Christ-follower, husband, and father. He serves as a certified speaker, leadership trainer, and personal coach with the John Maxwell Team. He is also the Founder and Lead Consultant of Training Churches, a network of talented speakers, coaches, and creative professionals dedicated towards positioning organizations for future growth.


Chris is passionate about inspiring others to become an effective influence to those around them. He strives to be a "servant leader", doing the unheralded task of working behind the scenes on various projects. He’s always strived to surround himself with the most talented team possible, identifying those with other passions and talents than his own.


  • Featured speaker at local events, youth crusades, church revivals, annual conferences, prayer rallies, and civic group meetings

  • Certified speaker/trainer/coach with the John Maxwell Team, offering time-tested leadership values for all speaking events and workshops

  • Graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Church Ministries.

  • 15 years in full-time ministry, six of those as Lead Pastor of a non-denominational church plant

  • Coordinator of Volunteers for local, state, and national level political campaigns in the 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2016 election cycles.

  • Eight years of experience in social media marketing and content management for churches, non-profit organizations, a software company, and several civic groups


"Adding value" is something he aims to do for organizations big and small. This means building quality leaders within and helping them to better engage their communities. Since its founding in 2015, many more team members have come on board that share the vision of empowering the individual for greater things!


Chris is married to his beautiful wife Heather. They have a rambunctious five-year-old son named Nelson that is a joy to their life! He enjoys playing guitar, going to the beach, and traveling the country! Chris also happens to be a big fan of dark coffee, South Carolina style barbecue, the NC State Wolfpack, the Carolina Panthers, and the Charlotte Hornets.


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