Cris David Putnam

June 15, 1965March 1, 2017

Cris David Putnam, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, evening March 1, 2017. Born on June 15, 1965 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; he was the son of Majel Leonhardt Putnam and the late David Putnam. He attained his Masters Degree from Liberty University and was a published Christian author.

He is survived by his wife: Michelle Huisman Putnam, of Raleigh; mother: Majel Putnam, of Raleigh; brother: Russell Putnam and wife Sharon, of Garner; and by his furry companion: "Mickey".

Family will receive friends on Wednesday morning from 11-12 noon at Providence Baptist Church, with a Memorial Service to begin at 12 noon in the Amphitheater. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church at 6339 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cris David Putnam

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February 17, 2018

He is blessed by our Lord and savior in Heaven. He will be missed here on Earth, but has conquered it. Amen.

D Clarke

February 15, 2018

I can't believe that I just found out today of Chris' passing. I totally admired and respected work with Tom Horn and I was always facinated when Chris would discuss and explain the findings of research regarding the project he had or was working on. Of course, the news of his passing is not all bad. In fact, I rejoice for him that he is now in the presence of Jesus and his earthly struggles are over!!

Fainn Ball

February 12, 2018

I just found out about his passing after reading several of his books.

Tatianna Adkins

December 29, 2017

He's a mighty man of God who will be missed dearly this side of heaven. My condolences to his family and community, for I am sure that he was a light shining in a dark place wherever he was.

David Mashburn

November 26, 2017

I am deeply sorry to see Cris go. I thoroughly respected his research information and in-depth Biblical knowledge. He had a way of tying together disparate pieces of information and making sense of the conclusions.

Anna Maples

November 19, 2017

What a beautiful man who really loves God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, I never met him but saw his youtube videos from I know he is with Jesus and we will see him shortly. Love, Anna Maples

Dorothy Dixon

November 11, 2017

Just learned of Chris' passing. He was truly inspirational to watch and I have learned so much from him. He completed the race and is now at home with the Lord. Weeping may come for a night but joy comes in the morning. We will see Chris again so for right now we'll just say "save us a seat". May our Lord continue to strengthen his family.

Diana Penner

November 10, 2017

I was so saddened to hear of Cris's passing. His books have been such a blessing and inspiration to me. I'm praying for you all as you continue on until you see him again.

Eve Miville

November 9, 2017

I just heard on Jim Bakker show about Cris. Total shocked as I'm sure the family still is. Prayers are going out to you all.

Felix Pronk

November 7, 2017

Am literally shedding tears now. I cant believe i didn't see this earlier. From Accra, Ghana of Africa: November 7, 2017...was the day i got to know of Cris Putnam's passing away. I would say that even though i didn't know him personally, Tom Horn and Cris' works have been a profound blessing to me. it has infact opened my eyes to see beyond things that i never imagined existed. Still cant believe it. We still serve a Great God and i know he is in a better place, a place prepared for him. His works will still and forever be in my heart and my world. Thank You!