In 1992, Chad began his career with the Midland Fire Department, where he promoted up the ranks to battalion chief. When on duty, he was responsible for all emergency personnel at nine fire stations. In addition to day-to-day personnel management and leadership, he responded to all major fires and emergency medical incidents, where he assumed the role of incident commander. He retired from the fire service in 2012.
“Nothing makes me feel more alive than sharing the gospel.”
DISCOURAGED AND BURDENED BY THE STATE OF THE MORAL AND ETHICAL DECLINE IN AMERICA,
Chad felt a burning desire to see revival and spiritual awakening in America. He believes the Biblical truth that an active relationship with Jesus is the only earthly and eternal hope for the individual and America. As Chad studied previous great awakenings, he noticed common threads of desperate prayer, a sincere desire for personal holiness and a significant involvement of young people.
He began to pursue his passion of fueling the fire for another great awakening by educating others about God’s requirements for national restoration found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. This passion, along with encouragement from clergy and lay leadership, led Chad to start Fuel the Fire Ministries. Fuel the Fire is not an event or program. It is a movement focused on bringing revival to the Church and obedience to the great commission to “Go” share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Chad has shared the gospel with thousands in many places including stadiums, churches, prisons, parks, schools, company safety meetings, Christmas parties and even at a country club. Chad often says, “Nothing makes me feel more alive than sharing the gospel.” His calling to take the gospel to the world has become evident to many. Chad is a member of the Next Generation Alliance, a network of 770 members who are committed to seeing the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed throughout the world! In addition to individual evangelism on a mass scale, he developed the Practical Witness Course.
He authored his first book, Be the Spark in 2015. Chad is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. He is married to Tia, his wife of over 25 years who assists Chad in ministry, and has two children, Cohen and Celie.