Meet Chris Simning

I had never heard of Chris Simning before this week.

On Tuesday night of this past week, he took the stage at a youth conference I was attending. His story is incredible, his wit infectious, and his substance on par with all your favorite preachers.

It’s Friday, and that means good news on the blog. But I don’t have to generate a story here. I just need to make an introduction. So, kind reader, meet Chris Simning. And then think about how God can use you to impact others, regardless of your circumstances.


Born with a nearly imperceptible case of cerebral palsy, Chris Simning was stricken with an extremely rare muscle and nerve disease in the eighth grade. Five years confined to a wheelchair, and unable to care for himself, Chris experienced a miraculous healing that allowed him to finish his undergraduate degree from college as well as earn a Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology. After many summers of service in Christian camping, Chris has accepted the call to speak full-time.

His passion for telling his story ignites him further to speak on how God brings healing to the wounded of heart even in the worst circumstances. Chris’ firsthand experience with the pain of life compels him to seek the provision of God. His zeal for the Bible, along with his humorous personality, endear him to people of all ages. Chris lives in Gilbert, Arizona and speaks to churches, youth groups, and camps nationally, as well as internationally.