Champ Thornton is husband to Robben and dad to three wonderfully energetic children. Before coming to Newark, Delaware, to serve as associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church, Champ lived most of his life in the Carolinas. After seminary, he pastored at Grace Bible Church near Spartanburg, South Carolina. In addition to pastoral ministry, Champ co-leads the Delaware Baptist Association and has served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, drinking coffee, listening to music, doing genealogical research, and reading theology, biography, and fiction.