MEET THE CHASES
Ben is an ordained Anglican pastor from the UK who has a strong record of starting and growing Churches. He has a heart to see people experience God’s reality and grow in the life long journey of discipleship and faith. He, Laura, William and Chloe moved to LA in early 2019 after hearing a radical call to join in with God's mission in LA.
Ben spent a happy childhood growing up in the UK and Hong Kong, coming to faith as a child, but really developing personal relationship with God through trips to the Soul Survivor Festivals in the UK and trips to the Philippines, China, South Africa and Argentina to minister in areas of extreme poverty.
After graduating Loughborough University in the UK with a degree in Business Management, Ben went on to enjoy a successful career starting and growing businesses in the automotive, travel and medical fields.
Ben has also been involved in the leadership of 3 church plants including starting church@four, an Anglican missional community of all ages which has seen significant numbers of people come to faith and leaders equipped and sent out. Ben completed a degree in Theology and Ministry at St Mellitus College London in 2016 and went on to help lead 3 Anglican churches to the South West of London.
Ben is a passionate Bible teacher who has a heart to see people experience the life changing power of God. He loves family, cars, music and Liverpool FC (possibly not in that order!).
PASTOR BEN CHASE
Laura is an experienced Kids Pastor, having started and grown children’s ministries across 3 churches over 2 decades.
Laura grew up in the UK and holds a degree in Early Childhood studies from Plymouth University in the UK and professional qualifications from Cliff College in Child Evangelism and Nurture. She is passionate about equipping families to live the journey of faith at home as well as church. She’s also passionate about Biblically equipping children to become leaders in ministry. In the extremely small amounts of spare time she has, Laura loves to create and bake.
WILLIAM + CHLOE
Ben and Laura have two energetic kids, William who is 9 and Chloe who is 6. You will probably see them charging around armed with lego and dolls respectively helping in our various Sunday teams!