Meet the Pastors and staff here at Living Water.
Michael Chaddick – Senior Pastor
Mike grew up as a pastor’s kid in the scenic Wine Country of Northern California. As a child he loved Jesus and the church. However, during his teenage years he began to distrust God’s goodness and was jaded by church politics. He decided that if Christianity was just a religion of arbitrary rules and hypocritical people, then he’d be better off with out it.
It took until his early twenties to realize that God’s word is meant for our good, and that the church is intended to be a community of witnesses to God’s grace in an ungraceful world. This renewed passion for Christ and his Church led him to Bible College, where he first sensed the call to pastoral ministry.
Since that time he has been engaged in various forms of ministry, including the last five years spent as an ordained minister at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. His educational background includes degrees from Calvary Chapel Bible College, Orange Coast College, and Vanguard University.
He is married to his amazing wife Beth, and has five (that’s not a typo) wonderful children. His desire for Living Water Christian Fellowship is to see every man, woman, and child equipped to spread the love and good news of Jesus in their homes, places of work, and the community.
The only christian I knew as a child was a lady who used to babysit me. When I was about 8 years old, she told me that Jesus was knocking on my heart and asked me to pray with her. Years later, when the time came, I was open to the Gospel. I was saved on Sept. 10, 1978 when a friend led me to the Lord in his backyard. He asked to pray and we did. It wasn’t really dramatic, but it changed everything.
I attended Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for several years, led worship on Tuesday nights and at the Saturday night concerts. I was also in some christian bands (none that were famous). Although, I fell away for a time, God wasn’t done with me yet. I recommitted my life to Christ, went back to Calvary and led worship again for a season. That’s where I met Melissa, my lovely wife.
I’m blessed with the opportunity to use the talent that God has given me to serve Him, with the goal of making beautiful music, blessing people with it and praising the name of Jesus Christ. This is the most important thing I’ve ever done – being the worship leader at Living Water Christian Fellowship.
My life scripture is 1 John 1:5-9
Ministry: Men’s Ministry
I was saved on Easter Sunday in 1975, when I was 10 years old. I grew up in a Baptist church outside of Chicago and had heard about Jesus for as long as I could remember. But that year on Easter night, I couldn’t sleep. All night I was thinking about Jesus. I told my mom what was on my heart, and she shared the Gospel with me. On that Easter, God grabbed a hold of my heart and I said, ”OK.”
I began teaching after graduating from high school. I was in the Navy and came home on leave, and the youth pastor at our church was sick. They asked me to teach for him, and since that time I’ve been involved in youth ministry for Junior High and High School kids. I’ve also lead worship for youth ministries. I have been teaching the Junior High kids at LWCF for three years, and also the men’s ministry on Saturdays for about 1.5 years.
God put me with the youth – it’s a specific calling. I’ve been working with kids for about 25 years now. It’s what they needed and it’s what God has wanted me to do. I’ve always been a kid at heart, so it’s very natural for me to work with them. God uses that with the kids and has given me an ability to take his word and to put it into language the kids understand. That’s the biggest blessing.
Tim Myer is our Jr. High & High School Leader.
For more information about the Jr. High & High School ministry, please contact Tim Myer – (949)292-0552