Chad Richards is the Youth Pastor at Canyon Springs and oversees our High School and Middle School ministries. Chad holds a B.A. in Religion, Ministry and Leadership from Vanguard University and a Masters of Theological Studies with and Emphasis in Biblical Studies from Bethel University and Seminary. Chad and his wife Megan have two daughters, Ayven and Sage, and they love sharing the message of God’s word with our young ones.
Chad likes surfing, golfing, movies, reading, and officiating weddings.
More About Chad, From Chad
I was born in Orange County. I fell in love with the Lord in Middle School because a friend invited me. He said there was games, girls, and music. What kind of Middle Schooler wouldn’t love that?! I got baptized in Middle School and started following the Lord wholeheartedly. In my freshman year in High School I walked away from my faith. I got pulled into a different lifestyle of drugs and addiction. It led me down a dark path. Finally, I got pulled out of the darkness and back into God’s love. It is out of that experience that moves me to reach the youth. I have a burden to reach kids and share God’s love, truth, and grace with them. I know that it leads to the ultimate freedom 🙂
Stuff & Random Tidbits About Chad
- Favorite Sports Teams: Go Kings Go
- Mac or PC: Mac
- Hobbies: Surf, snowboard, read, movies (huge movie buff and love talking about film).
- Favorite food: Korean BBQ
- If you had one wish, what would it be: I would wish to be Jesus and then grant Chad Richards more wishes
- Hometown: Mission Viejo, California