After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Christopher Ian Chenoweth, 71, made his peaceful transition at home on December 9, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Born in Akron, Ohio on October 1, 1951, Chris began his career in radio broadcasting at the age of 16, then moved to Nashville where he worked in country radio and events including the Grand Ole Opry. In the late 1970’s, he received God’s calling to serve others through the ministry. He attended Unity School of Christianity and was ordained into the ministry in 1983. His first ministry was in Rockford, Illinois. At 36 years old, he became senior minister of Unity’s world headquarters in Missouri and was also elected Mayor of Unity Village. In 1998, Chris founded www.positivechristianity.org, an internet prayer ministry, serving people all around the world. He has authored two books and hosted 18 spiritual retreat cruises.
Chris’ favorite hobby was traveling around the country on his motorcycles and relaxing at the “Hope Hill” cabin in northern Georgia. He also loved attending the live theatre of Broadway and London’s West End.
Chris is survived by his wife, Jerri Anderson Chenoweth; daughter, Jennifer Lauren Beck; son, Jonathan Andrew Chenoweth; and granddaughter, Savannah Elizabeth Beck. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Buhl and Mary Chenoweth.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, 12:00 noon, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw Street, Lansing, Michigan. The service will be conducted by Rev. Ron Scott of the Spiritual Life Center. The family will greet visitors at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Leek Cemetery on Dobie Road in Mason, Michigan.
You are invited to view the livestream of the funeral here.