Chad joined the First West team in 2011 to give leadership to the start-up of our first multi-site campus. Chad and his wife Tanisha are originally from the East Coast (Chad from VA, Tanisha from PA) and moved to Louisiana in 2009. They have five children (Chris, Carrington, Madeline, Kendal and Ava Rae).
Chad holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University, and came to First West after nearly 20 yrs in Industrial Management. He and his family love the community of Sterlington.
Whether preaching at our Fairbanks campus, serving as chaplain for the Sterlington Panthers or just doing life with people, Chad’s greatest desire is to live and lead so that his life verse (Acts 11:23-24) could be said about him, "When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. “ He truly believes that God has called his family and First West to Sterlington at a strategic time, to grow and impact a growing community, and to see a movement of disciple making disciples living on mission every day in their unique circles of life.
When not at work you will usually find Chad with his family (with that many kids there is always something going on!) , traveling with his wife, or finding some way to be enjoying the great outdoors.