Life from the Word, with Pastor Chris Swansen, is the radio ministry of Calvary Chapel Chester Springs, in Pennsylvania.
Pastor Chris Swansen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Science in International Development for Appropriate Technology in May 1991. A Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College in December 1991 and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Temple University in May 1989. In 1992, he traveled with his wife, Laurie, to Russia to serve as a missionary and became the pastor of the second Calvary Chapel in Moscow.
Following their stay in Russia, Pastor Chris and Laurie returned to the US where he served on the staff of a Calvary Chapel in North Carolina for one year. At that time, he felt God calling him back to the Philadelphia area to start a Bible-teaching church. Pastor Chris has served as pastor of Calvary Chapel Chester Springs since its founding in 1996. He and his wife have eleven children.