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Pastor Chad and Philana Stafford

Pastor Chad and Philana Stafford

Pastor Chad hails from the state of North Carolina. He accepted the call to ministry in 1989 and has served in ministry all across the southeast in five states since that time. He has been married to Philana McNeely Stafford, and Tyler native, the past twenty-six years. They are the proud parents of five wonderful children: Isaak, Benjamin, Abigail, David, and Joseph (Jo-Jo).

Pastor Chad holds a B.A. in Music (Church Music and Voice) from Lee University (’95) and an M.A. in Worship Studies and Leadership from Liberty University (’13). Pastor Chad has been credentialed with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) since 1999 and currently serves as an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. He has served in a variety of church and school ministry roles including worship arts pastor, music teacher, band director, youth pastor, college and career pastor, small group leader, marriage ministry director, men’s ministry coordinator, and spiritual life pastor.

Currently, Pastor Chad serves New Life Worship Center as Associate Pastor/Worship Arts Pastor where he also serves as the young adult pastor and men’s ministry coordinator. He and his family are very happy to be part of the church and look forward to what God will do in the future at New Life Worship Center.