Who We Are

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Obscure Ministries extends hope to those struggling to walk in the unforgiving shadow of misunderstanding. Chris has dealt with this conflict since the 8th grade when he woke up one morning unable to lift his head. His speech unclear, gait unsteady, and life dreams suddenly shattered, Chris Simning faded into obscurity.

Obscure, a thought-provoking word meaning not clearly expressed or easily understood, is also a word that at first glance accurately portrays Chris, his life, and our ministry. Get to know the man and those once pronounced oddities transform into a compelling portrait. Chris Simning's words convey a rhythm, a powerful message of clarity, and a reminder that the unknown can be the most meaningful.

"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him."
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 (NIV)


Learn more about Chris and his conscious decision to lean on his differences and how his faith in Jesus Christ turned the out of focus into a clear message: God uses the obscure things of our lives to bring about a cure for the soul.

We are Obscure Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a well-defined Christ driven mission.