I am incredibly humbled to have such amazing friends in my life. Their impact in my life gives me strength, confidence, encouragement and hope!
~ Chilly

Here’s their words…

“When people say to me the name “Chilly Chilton,” I immediately think of the phrase “Carpe Diem” ~ seize the day. Definitely touched by God, definitely a man of God. As the body of Jesus Christ we need a word that is clear and that can change people through the power of the gospel. Chilly is one of the most clear & relevant voices I know. Leading from the pulpit or coaching this generation’s shepherds; he is proven, seasoned and able. If you have a chance to rub shoulders with him and chose not to, that could be a big mistake, because he has affected my life in a way I could never explain. So, if you want to be a hero in heaven, a servant on earth, a warrior for God, or a wanted man in hell – you need to hang with Chilly.”

Reggie Dabbs
Public School Speaker, Author & Musician
Fort Myers, FL


“I have been privileged to know Chilly for the past fourteen years. I have seen his leadership in action, from planting a church, to leading a ministry school, to building one of the leading youth ministries in the country. He leads with integrity, and a personal life of prayer. He has a passion for discipleship, and reproduces leaders everywhere he goes. If you are looking for help to take your ministry or leadership to the next level, I highly recommend him to you.”

Brad Leach
Church Planter, Lead Pastor, Speaker
CityLife Philadelphia


“I have known Chilly Chilton for over 20 years.  I have seen him function as an outstanding Youth Pastor, District Leader, Church Planting Pastor, a mentor of emerging leaders, a church consultant and a disciple maker. What stands out to me is his character, consistency, deep passion for people and the ‘Cause of Christ.’  He has left a trail of of whole and discipled leaders, young people and church leaders.  He is resilient, clear in his thinking and deliberate in his execution of the task that needs to be done.  He has excelled in leadership development and has proved to be a ‘life long learner’ himself. His understanding of organizational development is an asset to any CEO or Senior Pastor.

Should you be looking for someone to guidance and practical help in development of the local church, youth ministry and connecting with our contemporary world, I know no one who is more experienced and qualified than Chilly Chilton.  I highly recommend him to you.”

Ian Green
Founder of The Proton Foundation
Great Britain and Europe


“Chilly Chilton is a pastor with a great heart for the city, a man with a mission and a message honed out from many years of ministry to both the young and the young at heart. He is a man of great integrity, creativity and ability, gifted of God in the practics and pastoral care of seeing transformation take place in individuals and cities. I have watched his life over the years ever-growing in grace and in the commitment and courage of his convictions and character. I have enjoyed and appreciated his friendship and can wholly recommend to you his work and calling.”

Winkie Pratney
Evangelist & Author
New Zealand


“When Chilly spoke to our staff & interns there was power that carried over into our lives for more than just a session. The leadership investment that he brought was one of tangible benefit. Our teams worked harder, loved deeper, and most importantly were more personally alive. I have had the privilege of meeting some amazing leaders, but Chilly is on a short list with the greatest I have ever been around. We are beyond grateful for his family and how God has gifted the Chilton team.“

Jerome Vierling
Recording Artist, Producer, Church Planter, Lead Pastor
Soundsgood Music
CityLife, Lansing, MI


“Chilly is like the Swiss Army Knife of ministry, he can do almost anything. I’ve watched God use him to change the lives of  thousands of young people,  plant and Pastor a local church in one of the most difficult cities in America, and put his energy behind the birth of a church planting Network. Chilly is an amazing coach, Church planter, Pastor, Mentor, consultant, and visionary, he makes everything and everyone he touches better. Chilly is one of the most humble, Christ like and high integrity ministry leaders I’ve ever had the pleasure to know.”

Scott Hayes
Church Planter, Lead Pastor, Speaker, Mentor
Element Church, East Lansing, MI


“I met Pastor Chilly during an extremely formative season in my ministry development.  When he came to Valley Forge to teach student ministries, many of my contemporaries were immediately drawn to his success in ministry, skill as a communicator, and general personal charisma.  I acknowledge all of these realities, but they did not hold the same appeal to me personally.  I was most impacted by his sincere devotion and close personal connection to The Lord.  Even from a distance, it was clear to me, ‘This guy really knows Jesus.’  Thereafter, I am grateful that I had the privilege of experiencing his mentorship, and a close connection to his family.  That opened a door to a season of fruitful ministry that extended across several years, and states, and contexts.  All these experiences further confirmed what I first observed.  Beyond all his other ministry abilities and experience I believe his passion for Christ remains the singular basis out of which all his other ministry flows.”

Christopher Gillott
Youth Pastor
Christian Life Center, Ben-Salem, PA


In the time that I have known Chilly Chilton I have always been inspired by his ability to think like a visionary. He has the ability to see the mission of the church and individual situations with an apostolic eye. Chilly’s leadership style has always been bold and with a heart to push the boundaries of the status quo. Chilly has the unique ability to reach multiple generations and inspires through not only powerful messages but through the unique way that he leads. Chilly’s leadership style is also valuable as it is bent towards discipleship. As he pushes to grow whatever he is leading, it has been encouraging to see him take others along on the journey and invest in them to prepare them for their futures. It has been my observation that Chilly Chilton is not just a leader but a leader of leaders.

Manny Melendez
Family Pastor
Radiant Church, Colorado Springs, CO


Chilly is one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met. But what makes him different from others is not his passion – it’s that his passion is lived out in radical ways. His message is synonymous with his life. His ability to communicate each authentic, passionate, and relevant message is what causes so many to shift from being mere hearers of a message, to radical doers. He is also a brilliant student of culture, which connect an eternal message with a rapidly shifting society. I highly recommend Chilly as a speaker and would encourage leaders who would have him in to spend time with him on a personal level. He truly is an iron that sharpens!

Jeff Hillier
Former District Youth Director
Eastern Ontario District, Canada – PAOC


In a world that loves to make men and women famous, there is a man whose passion it is to make God Famous! Pastor Chilly has a unique way of communicating the truth of God’s word and inspiring his listeners to live out God’s plans for their lives. If you need to hear a message that is clear, passionate and anointed then Pastor Chilly Chilton is the man with such a message.

Andy Rushworth
Founder & Director of Nail the Truth Ministries
Sheffield, England


“Chilly Chilton is a BIG dreamer! He does not have capacity for status quo. His preaching and lifestyle demand response. His ministry will challenge you and upset religiosity you didn’t know you had. Beware sacred cows, there’s an evangelist ready to upset the herd!”

Josh Wellborn
District Youth Director
Michigan District, Assemblies of God


Chilly Chilton is a man who has his hand on the pulse of God. His dynamic insight and desire to know God is contagious. He has spent time with God and it is shown when he speaks because passion, conviction and dedication flow from his life and ministry. Whether in a public setting or a church pew, you can know for sure that nothing but the truth and anointing will flow when you hear Chilly speak. This man goes to War for God!

Tony Cruz
Youth Evangelist / Church Planter
Consuming Fire Ministries


“I have been incredibly blessed by the character, leadership, and ministry of Chilly Chilton. His commitment to intimacy with Christ is what drives his unique, powerful, and raw presentation of the Gospel. His ability to communicate biblical truths to all generations makes him exceptional both on and off the stage. Chilly’s on fire devotion to reach people is contagious. I highly recommend him for any future endeavors, for he truly is a man who walks with God.”

Peter Reeves
Student Ministries Director
//SPYN, Mount Hope Church, Lansing, MI

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