Chris Lovell began in 2020 as the head coach of the men’s basketball team bringing years of basketball knowledge and championships to ETBU. His love for the game and spreading the word of Jesus will continue to grow through the foundation already set in the ETBU program.
Lovell began ministry work in 1996 as the minister to students at Germantown Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn. He was there for 10 years where he oversaw and led student ministries for sixth through 12th grades. He left there for Prestonwood Baptist Church where he served also as the minister to students for six years. At Prestonwood Baptist, a member organization of over 36,000 members, he was in charge of the global student ministries overlooking the staff of three campuses and 5,000 students. He was in this position for six years before moving to Grapevine Faith Christian School as the head men’s basketball coach.
Lovell graduated from LSU-Shreveport in 1995 with a general studies degree and earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children, Paxton, Bowman, and Kerrington, and attend Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, La.