The Honorable Christopher Alan Bullock
Christopher Alan Bullock is a native of Wichita, Kansas with roots in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is the Founder and Pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Delaware. He has presided over one of the most effective urban ministry models for church planting and growth in America. He is a spirit-filled, socially conscious Gospel preacher, church builder, and pastor with a heart for all people. In November 2012, Dr. Bullock was overwhelmingly elected as the first African American President of New Castle County Council. He is the former Chairman of the Delaware Black Caucus, and a current member of the Board of Directors of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Bullock served as Pastor of The Historic Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois. The Progressive congregation excelled in the areas of membership growth and outreach. He was elected as the activist president of the Chicago South-side Branch of the NAACP. The branch experienced measurable membership growth and effectively addressed social justice and civil rights issues in Chicago. Dr. Bullock also served as an Illinois State Commissioner on Discrimination and Hate Crimes.
During the period of 1990 to 1998, he served as Pastor of The Historic Eighth Street Baptist Church of Wilmington Delaware. During his tenure, the congregation experienced phenomenal ministry growth. As a result of this success, Dr. Bullock relocated the congregation to a multi-million dollar, newly constructed sanctuary and facility. He served as a Delaware State Commissioner on Minority Health, and Delaware State Commissioner on Public Integrity. He has been honored by many local, national, and international organizations for his work and ministry, and is the author of two books, “The Social Mission of the Black Church: A Call to Action” and “A Charge to Keep.”
Dr. Bullock earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary and completed his post-doctoral work at Harvard University Divinity School. Additionally, he earned the Master of Divinity degree from the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School/Crozer Seminary, and Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
Dr. Bullock shares marriage and ministry with his wife of 30 years, Dr. Debbie Strickling-Bullock. They have two sons, Benjamin and Daniel, and are the proud grandparents of Daniel Christopher Bullock and Isabella Joenelle Bullock.