Pastor Johnny and his wife Shantrel met at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota . They have four sons. Their oldest son Zac and his wife Shelbie have just welcomed their first child Harper. The Chases other three sons are Taylor, Micah, and Noah. The Chases served as youth pastors in Tennessee and Louisiana during their first eight years of ministry and the last eleven as lead pastor of Discover Life Church in Johnson City. The Chase family came to Manchester in August of 2013 and they are believing that God will use them and Canvas Community Church to impact Coffee County for the Kingdom of God.
From the time he was saved and baptized in the fifth grade, it has been obvious that JT Jordan has been called to full time ministry. From the early years of singing in the preschool and church choirs, to lending his talents and calling to the US Military, music and ministry have always been his greatest passion in life. JT served two and a half years as the Worship Pastor at Andalusia Full Gospel Tabernacle in Andalusia, Alabama. He also served as the Youth/Worship Pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Opp, Alabama for the last 4 years. JT is married to his lovely wife Jennifer. They have three beautiful children; Emily Grace, Levi Thomas, and John Luke. JT is completely sold out to Youth/Worship ministry, and he is committed to following God wherever He may lead.
Christina Ross and her husband Frank Ross have been a part of Canvas Community Church since it started in 2009. They have one son, Jarrett Ross. Christina started as our Administrative Assistant in February of 2013. After having worked at Marcrom's Pharmacy for almost 17 years, Christina felt the Lord calling her to work for Him. She was born in Searcy, Arkansas but has lived in Manchester most of her life. Christina is worship leader here at Canvas and is passionate about being a part of a place where people can worship freely and connect with God. She hopes to see amazing things happen in the lives of the people in this city.
Ryan & Becky Forkel
Kids Min Pastor
Ryan and Becky Forkel joined the staff of Canvas Community Church in May of 2016 as Children's Pastors. They both attended Southeastern University and majored in music. They have served as Youth and Music Pastors for nearly 20 years at churches in Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee Florida. They have three beautiful daughters, Kate, Allie, and Lindsey, who are all very musical and love serving in ministry. Ryan and Becky have been leading children's events and teaching children's musical programs for many years and love the opportunity to reach kids in Manchester and Coffee County with the Gospel of Jesus. Through the Kids Ministry at Canvas you can expect thoughtful ministry that captures your child's imagination. SPLAT! Kids Ministry is built on meeting the unique needs of every child through teaching God's Word. Your children will learn the Word of God and experience God's presence on a level that they can understand.
Young Adult Pastor
Caleb came to Canvas Community church in late 2013 a very broken individual. He grew up in church and both his parents were born again Christians. But Caleb had decided to walk away from all of that at the tender age of 13. He began a rebellious lifestyle and had nothing to do with God even though he knew all about him. He squandered several opportunities to play college ball through his life of sin and addiction. He was invited to Canvas by a friend and attended off and on for a while. Eventually Pastor Johnny Chase reached out to him and began to speak into his life. So Caleb and Pastor Johnny sought God on his predicament and the Lord placed him in the Teen Challenge program. He spent 11 months there and God has come in and miraculously changed his life! He has a heart to seek and save the lost and help others with addiction problems. Since he has come home he has plunged right into his calling of evangelism and is spreading the gospel anywhere God sends him!! He loves pastoring the young adults ministry "The Forge" and is very excited to see where God is going to take that ministry in the future and how he will use the young adults from Canvas to impact the Manchester Tennessee community and beyond!!