About Chris Sonksen

Chris Sonksen - Pastor, Author, Speaker

Chris Sonksen - Pastor, Author, Speaker

Chris Sonksen is founder and Lead Pastor of South Hills Church in Corona, CA and has an exceptional ability to inspire both secular and non-secular audiences.

Under his leadership, South Hills has experienced phenomenal growth in just ten years from a handful of people to nearly 3000 in attendance today.

Chris has a magnetic, captivating and humorous style for motivating and inspiring all audiences. He has spoken to thousands of individuals both nationally and internationally and there is no doubt that, by applying his teachings, his audience will improve the quality of their lives!

His vigor and talent for energizing audiences everywhere has enabled him to share the stage with such celebrated and motivational giants as Rudy Ruettiger (the man behind the Tri-Star motion Picture “Rudy”); Coach Bill Yoast (the man who’s life inspired the Disney movie, “Remember the Titans”); Dan Reiland and Tim Elmore (both served as Vice President to best-selling leadership author, John C. Maxwell); and Wes Beavis (entertaining, heartwarming and inspiring author and founder of “Powerborn”).

Chris is the founder of Higher Ground Resources and Real Church Solutions, two organizations with an unwavering commitment to excellence in all things, teamwork for a common purpose, lifelong personal growth, adding value through every available means and developing leaders to their fullest potential.

He is the author of the book, “In Search of Higher Ground -Climbing Instructions for Those Who Want to Reach the Top”. He is currently writing a new book that takes an inside look at some of the greatest heroes of our past and present and the daily practices and habits that took them from good to great.

His audio teachings include:

• “Seven Choices That Will Change Your Life” (Choices that will help you become the person you were meant to be)
• “Surviving Life’s Imperfect Storms” (Tools for overcoming some of life’s hidden obstacles)
• “Developing Stronger Relationships” (Practical thoughts on strengthening relationships)
• “Building Families That Last” (Steps to building success in the home)

Chris is a native Californian, born in Long Beach and currently resides in Corona with his wife, Laura and their two children, Grace and Aidan.

*The Chris Sonksen Blog is managed by Diana Thompson

  1. Hey Chris, is there a RSS Feed for the entire blog instead of just each individual entry? I was wanting to be alerted when you update the blog.

  2. Stan Cornelis

    I have enjoyed what you have been writing and can see it being implimented in my own life, not only professionally but in a personal level I especially like your last segment on “Communication”. Any person who comes in contact with humans can use the insite you have displayed.
    Keep up the great work and I am look forward to seeing what else God has laid on your heart.

  3. Hey Pastor Chris!

    Your blog is amazing. I really like the things you point out about being part of a team while still maximizing your own potential. It’s really great, as a NexGen leader, to have a blog like this to get answers from. I like using your teachings and insights to improve my leadership in the direction i know South Hills is going.

    Thanks a whole bunch for taking the time to type all of this up so we can benefit from it!

  4. i love ur books.

  5. Thank you Chris
    I read your some of your blog and it has been really motivational, keep up the good work

    Every blessing


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