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Colonial Hills Church
Chris Fryar joined the Valley Christian family in January 2018 as the Junior High Principal to launch the first campus to welcome 6-8 grade students. Previously, the Lord led he and his family to serve over a decade at Brasilia International School in Brasilia, Brazil, as the Head of School. His leadership roles have also included Finance Director, Secondary Principal, Assistant Director, and classroom teacher as a member of the Network of International Christian Schools.
Chris grew up in Arkansas before spending a majority of his professional life in Tennessee. He has been married to his lovely wife Beverly for 20+ years. She is also an educator having worked as a curriculum coordinator, science/math teacher, and has background in oncology as a research nurse. They have three wonderful children: Caleb, Negash, and Sarah-Bethany. Chris has a passion for youth ministry having graduated seminary and served in his church for many years along with inner-city youth programs.
Chris earned his Master’s – Educational Specialist from Union University and an additional Master’s in Christian Education from Liberty University. In 2016, he was accepted into the doctoral program at Union University where he is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.). Chris holds professional certifications with ACSI in the areas Bible instruction, All-Levels Principal, and Executive Director. He has participated and led several successful re-accreditation teams for both ACSI and AdvancED.
Chris enjoys running having participated in several full and half marathons, traveling, movies, college football, and spending time with his family.
Union University, Doctorate in Education, In Progress
Union University, Master’s – Educational Specialist, 2016
Liberty University, Master’s in Christian Education, 2013
University of Phoenix, Bachelor’s of Business Administration, 2009