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Chad Johnson

Pastor of Community Engagement

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Chad has been a part of the Hope Church family for more than 15 years. Throughout his tenure at Hope, Chad has served as the Hope 4 Kids’ Pastor working alongside infants-5th grade students and their families; and has served as a Middle School Pastor working alongside students in the many changes and challenges they go through. These ministry opportunities and more have prepared Chad to relate the stories of Christ and his Word within all aspects of our lives. No matter where you find yourself, you can always count on Chad for an encouraging word, a listening ear and a funny story to help paint a clearer picture of God’s love for us.

The body of Hope Church quickly became Chad’s faith family, and a family he is proud to be a part of today — a family who reaches out into the Memphis community to continue to show love and compassion where it's needed most. In this way, we are not just a church called Hope, we are a family of hope for whoever is looking.

Chad is married to his wife, Julie, who has taught him more about the grace of God than any class he could ever take. They have three children that keep them on the go while constantly reminding them to always have fun. Chad graduated with his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science (Pre-PT) with a minor in Church Ministry and Missions from Samford University and later continued his education with receiving a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

Favorite food: Coffee
Favorite movie: Knights Tale (always a sucker for rags to riches stories)
Favorite sport to watch: Uh...FOOTBALL...Roll Tide!