Hello Blackhawk family! My name is Chris Cloud and I have the privilege of being a candidate for elder of Blackhawk Ministries.
I grew up in a Christian home and came to faith in Jesus Christ in elementary school. In my teens and early twenties, I was a sponge for doctrine and Bible knowledge, good things for sure, but my relationship with Jesus was focused more on my head than my heart. However, in my late twenties and thirties, I came to understand the full meaning of God’s forgiveness of sins, the comfort of God’s Word to a broken heart, and the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit in my daily walk with Christ. As God continues his sanctifying work in me, I’m learning to find my full identity in Christ, to find more and more areas of my life to put under his authority, and to abide in his love and not be so quick to forget his past faithfulness.
God has used my roles of husband and father to help smooth out my rough edges. Mandy and I have been married for nearly 18 years and her gentle spirit and vibrant faith have been such a blessing to me and our children. Camden (12) and Ellie (10) are active, bright, fun-loving kids who love Jesus. It has been a tremendous blessing to baptize both my children here at Blackhawk. We have been members since Fall 2019, but have been part of the BCS family for many years. Mandy and I are active in Bible Study Fellowship and have a heart for supporting missionaries in their calling.
I would welcome the opportunity to be an elder here at Blackhawk. I have a heart for shepherding, and enjoy using my spiritual gifts of teaching and administration to serve the local church. We have appreciated Blackhawk’s focus on Biblical teaching and asking members to “Light the One Five”.