Chad Stretch and his wife Nancy, have been members of Long Creek Baptist Church since they were married 46 years ago. He has been part of Long Creek for most of his life, having attended church and Sunday School with his family from early childhood. At age 13 he expresses that he had a very personal encounter with Jesus. Throughout his life he has found God to be faithful, and specifically God has given him a great love for this church.
Chad and Nancy had a sense of God’s call on their lives from the time they were in their teens. They are thankful for the amazing opportunities God has provided to be involved with youth, camp, and music ministry over the years. As a young couple they were charter members of a youth singing group from the area and attended a Bible-based leadership training school together. More recently, they had the privilege to travel to Africa on 3 short-term mission trips.
A woodworker by trade, Chad is now semi-retired from his career as a cabinet maker and project manager, but finds many things to fill his time as he serves on the local Community Council and as a new 4-H leader. He and Nancy are the delighted parents of 4 grown children, all of whom are married. They greatly enjoy the blessing of their 9 precious grandchildren.