Chris Durso is the youth pastor at Misfit NYC, where he and his team passionately lead the youth of New York City every Friday night from Christ Tabernacle church in Queens, NY.
Chris currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children, Dylan and Chloe. He is also the author of Misfit: Dealing With Your God Given Discomfort, published by Harper Collins.
Chris’ passion for bringing the gospel to the youth of NYC is best explained by Romans 12:1-2 (The Message):
Take your everyday, ordinary life– your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.“
At Misfit NYC, we seek to make the truth of Jesus Chris famous, relevant, and attractive. Every Friday, our team of young people pursues this goal through their talents and gifting’s used in the countless ministry opportunities offered at Misfit NYC. Every week is a new opportunity to reach the youth of NYC and deliver the gospel through hip-hop, poetry, the arts, and even the technical arts. What is amazing about being part of Misfit NYC is that the youth are independently leading and participating in the ministry and reaching their peers. For more information on the ministries available in Misfit NYC, check out the ministry tab on our website.
For the past three years, Misfit NYC has hosted Misfit The Conference throughout NYC. At conference, we invite speakers, leaders, and Misfits from all over the world to join us for a weekend of growth, networking, and fun all in the name of Jesus, making him known. For details on the upcoming Misfit The Conference, head to www.misfittheconference.com.
While Misfit The Conference is always a life changing experience for Misfits from all corners of the earth, at Misfit NYC, we don’t just exist for a conference once a year. We live and serve for every and any opportunity to reach the youth around us, especially on a Friday night. We welcome all junior high and high school students to join us on Friday’s at 8pm; and, for all of our young adults (and not so young-adults) we open our doors to everyone with what we call Generation Night. For those not in the New York area, our doors are always open via the Internet and our live stream at http://christtab.churchonline.org.