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Christopher Burnette King

Christopher Burnette King, American optometrist.

Background

King, Christopher Burnette was born on September 14, 1956 in New Orleans. Son of Edward Larnard and Marie Elise (Bayle) King.

Education

Student, Fullerton Community College, California, 1977. Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1979. OD, Southern College Optometry, 1983.

Career

Optometrist, King & King, OD, PA, Englewood, Florida, since 1984. Board directors West Coast Eye Associations, Venice, Florida.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Views

Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.

Membership

Member board directors Triangle Economic Development Authority, since 1987. Emglewood Hospital CommunityAdv. Committee, 1988, Lemon Bay High School Crisis Intervention Team, 1988, long range planning committee, finance committee Englewood United Methodist Church 1989, lay leader, 1990.

Fellow American Academy Optometry. Member American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development Optometric Extension Program (clinical associate), Manasota Optometric Society (president since 1992), Englewood Area Chamber of Commerce (president, board directors 1985). Clubs: Plantation Country (Venice).

Lodges: Kiwanis (board directors since 1984), Elks.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, windsurfing, fishing.

Connections

Married Helen Irene Jelks. Children: Benjamin, Bryan.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.