Johnny and Shantrel Chase met at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They married in November 1993 and now have four grown boys. Zac, who is married to Shelbie, and has the Chases only granddaughter Harper, and the other three boys, Taylor, Noah and Micah. 


Johnny has been in full-time ministry since 1995 serving as a youth pastor for his first eight years of ministry and has been a lead pastor since 2002. 


Johnny is a gifted communicator, who loves people and who has strong leadership abilities. Johnny preaches the entire word of God but has a passion to encourage, lift up, and motivate people to be the best they can be to honor God with their lives. Johnny excels in team building and equipping people to fulfill God’s call to use their gifts and talents for God.


Johnny has preached as an evangelist at numerous churches, has preached at camps, conventions, retreats and has many leadership training events including statewide events.


The Lord has used Johnny to see spiritual and numerical growth in every place of ministry where he has served. Most recently, He pastored Canvas Community Church in Manchester, TN (a town of about 10,000 people), which grew from about 180 people to about 500 people in four years’ time.


Johnny and Shantrel are thrilled that God has called them to a wonderful area like Murfreesboro. They are looking forward to Lifting Jesus and Loving People in Rutherford County.