Christopher McQueen is a native to the Pensacola area. He is very open minded and is growing spiritually every single day alongside his lovely wife, who is his best friend. He is very passionate about helping this community in anyway we can.
What inspired you or led you to your current career/owning your business?
Am South Bank. My degree was in Business Management and I was wanting to go into banking, but I ended up in mortgage origination.
How long have you lived or worked in Pensacola?
I’m originally from Pensacola. Over the course of 20 years, I moved from Pensacola to Jacksonville, and then back to Pace.
Who is the most interesting person/business owner you’ve met here in Pensacola? Who would you like to see nominated as a Face of Pensacola?
Edwin Henry. I’m about people who touch you and helps you.
What advice would you give a crowd of people? (Or someone starting their own business?)
Lead by serving. We’re missing business because we don’t do needs assessments. Do a needs analysis of that person and then find what you can do to plug into that person’s life.
Where do you see yourself (and your career/business) in 5 or 10 years?
I see myself being more spiritually mature and be financially able to help people more.
What is your favorite restaurant in Pensacola, and what do you love there? (What is your favorite dish, and where do you get it?)
I really like Longhorn’s Outlaw Ribeye. Also, I have to give a shout out to David’s Catfish House. I’m a seafood guy. I get the jumbo shrimp and catfish dinner, with a side of oysters.
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
I wanna go to New York to meet my father. I’ve never met him. They kept me away from him because he was a black panther and Islamic. They kept me away from him because they felt he would lead me down a bad path, but I feel that I’m old enough and can handle it now.
What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
Star Wars is the first movie I saw in theaters.
I could watch Transformers all day. Also, Batman: Dark Night Rises is another favorite movie. I’m a big Batman guy.
What is something on your bucket list?
I would like to travel abroad. But, I also want to help people more. I want to start something to help the widows and fathers.
What is your favorite thing or something unique about Pensacola?
The beach and hospitality.
Choosing anyone: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in Pensacola would you have lunch?
I would like to have lunch with my mom again.
What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
I still love the Blues, but I’d say Gospel right now. I like good A Capella singing. I would love to see Mahalia Jackson, Al Green, and James Cleveland.
(Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a nerd for sure.
What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Faith, stability, and endurance.
If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?
I would choose my wife. Spiritually, it would have to be her.
If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose?
Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
I would choose a chef.
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