Chad Minchew

Worship Pastor

Favorite Quote “Be the wheels not the track, Be the wanderer that’s coming back, Leave the past right where it’s at Be more heart and less attack” – Bear & Bo Rineheart, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Don’t screw this up…” – Bob Reed, every time I lead worship.

My family

Wife, Alyssa. Married in June of 2008. Son, Aidan. Born in 2012.

My story

Born in Hammond, LA in 1987, I was adopted when I was 3 days old. I moved to Houston, Texas when I was a young lad and attended church off and on. I began helping with the worship teams at several different churches in middle school and high school, beginning to feel a call to serve the church through music, and also where I heard Jesus call me into a life made new in Him, so I accepted Christ and was baptized shortly after. I have served on a couple of different church staffs, at The MET Church – Cypress Campus from 2013-2016, 2018-2019 and have been at CyLife Church since its inception in 2019, as the Lead Worship Pastor.


Romans 5:3-5


Gus’ Fried Chicken or Franklin’s Brisket


Improvisational Musical Comedy – for real.


Slow-Pitch Softball, BurnFit (kinda), Spikeball, Ping Pong and Backyard Wiffleball


Lavender – English over French, and this seems to be the only right answer. English has a stronger more forward or direct Lavender essence whereas the French tends to become too floral and loses some of its potency.