I am a pastor. It is more than a job, it is who I am. It is a career, but a career within a calling.


In the words of Eugene Peterson, "I am lashed to the mast."

I serve at Trinity Baptist Church in Orange, TX, a beautiful church in an amazing town.

It's the best place in the world.

I am the husband of the strongest woman I have ever met, Amy.

She is as much as nurse as I am a pastor.

I am the father of a wild little thing named Beckham and a sweet little thing named Baker.

One is as strong headed as his mama. The other is laid back like dad.

I come from the stocks of West Texas Cowboys and South Texas Farmers.

The traditions of each have shaped my understanding of life and ministry.

Above all I am a follower of Jesus the Christ.

I believe with all that I am that he really is who he says he is.

I am imperfect.

I am deeply flawed.

But I believe.

And I am pursuing.

C. Ryan Chandler