My name is Chad Roebuck and I am the Youth Pastor here at Ivy Creek Baptist Church. I have been blessed to serve in this position for almost two years. The experience has been wonderful and the support of the Church has been nothing short of amazing. From Pastor Craig and throughout, the encouragement I’ve received has opened my eyes to the Greatness of GOD’s mercy and Love. Frankly, no greater support has be fallen me than that of my family. My wife Casey, my son Garrett and my daughter Anniston have all sacrificed a bit of themselves in allowing me to follow GOD’s call.
To my family I say thanks. Having married my high school sweetheart, I consider myself the most fortunate man I know. Spending over 26 years of my life with Casey, married nearly 22 of those, has been an absolute treasure. It wasn’t enough for her to share her life with me but she gave me two of the most incredible children I could ever ask. Garrett, who is 18 years old and a senior in high school and Anniston, who is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. Truly both are the jewels of my Life.
Since being saved as a nineteen year old kid, God has revealed himself to me in an incredible fashion. Showing me through His word that serving Him first would make being a husband, dad and friend a lot simpler, I have chosen to stand confident in His promises. I can honestly say that having Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior is the greatest gift in my Life. Just having an opportunity to minister here at Ivy Creek Baptist Church is so gratifying. Sharing in the lives of these young people has helped me, a 42 year old man, to see full circle one of those promises. “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the LORD, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV. Clinging to these words I feel so humbled to serve in the work of the Lord here with all of these great men and women of God.