Hey, my name is Chilly!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my website and blog. I’m super honored!
This is site has served various purposes over the last 15 years and is, again, in a phase of transition. I want it to be informative, encouraging, inspirational and fun. So, a redesign is in the works – stay tuned!
Over-the-years, I have answered to many titles including: youth specialist, mentor, church planter, pastor, thrill seeker, captain, disciple maker, speaker, dad, barista, coach, evangelist, and author. But, Chilly is fine!
Simply stated, “I LOVE Jesus, my wife Netta, our 5 amazing kids, great coffee, EDM, Nike shoes, anything Apple, sushi, the United Kingdom, my dog, beach vacations, sports, books and YOU!”
Whether in a ministry setting, on-one-on conversation, or among students, I leap at any opportunity to see lives changed! Friendship-based discipleship is at the core of everything I do.
I have had the honor to spend the last three decades loving, reaching, restoring, and discipling young people. I speak at conventions, conferences, camps, schools, churches and other events around the world. I love ANY opportunity to impact today’s generation of world changers.
I also had the amazing honor of planting churches and lead pastoring in Detroit for 11 years. A thriving community of believers emerged called: Courage Church.
I also love opening my life and journal with a few passionate students or friends over a great cup of coffee.
My mission is simple: “to inspire today’s generation to grasp their destiny and live their lives with reckless abandonment to the purpose of God.“
My prayer is that my life can encourage, equip and empower someone today!
Strength & Honor, Chilly
IF you have interest in inviting Chilly to join your upcoming event…
A few simple things to know:
- Chilly does NOT charge a set amount for payment or honorarium. We simply ask that you do the very best that you can. Our desire is to be a blessing not a burden. With this in mind, please be prepared to cover all expenses throughout the booked event (travel, meals, accommodations, etc).
- Chilly always travels with an assistant or intern. Please plan accordingly in regards to (above) expenses.
- Chilly usually books 6-12 months in advance — so please request him at your earliest opportunity.
- Chilly is skilled at speaking to large crowds or small groups. Besides youth ministry events, he also speaks to men’s groups, staff development, church planting, public schools, missions events, all church services, leadership training and church/ministry consulting. Please be specific when requesting him to join your event.
Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you and be a blessing at your event.