As a nine-year-old boy, Chase came to know Christ as his personal savior. It wouldn’t be until Chase was a senior at the University of Georgia that God would show him in a powerful way that he was called to preach the Gospel. Prior to planting TrueLife in 2018, he had been a youth pastor and preached across northeast Georgia. In his time in ministry, God has cultivated a desire in Chase to see the next generation experience true life with Jesus. Chase also serves as a character coach for Banks County Athletics. He loves the great outdoors and coaching his kids. He is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and passionately follows UNC basketball. Chase is married to Jessica, his high-school sweetheart. Jessica was saved as an elementary school student. In her teenage years, she was baptized and really began growing in her faith. Jessica has played many roles at TrueLife. You may find her serving in TrueLife Kids one Sunday and as a smiling face on the Home Team the next. Jessica also teaches third grade at East Jackson Elementary. Jessica and Chase have two children, Brynlan and Beckett.
Adam grew up in church and gave his life to the Lord at 13. He felt the Lord leading him into youth ministry when he was 18. Before serving at TrueLife as the youth pastor and an elder, Adam served as a youth pastor and care pastor at another local church. He graduated in 2021 from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Counseling. Adam is married to his high school sweetheart, Sandy. They have three children: Shelby, Balin, and Archer. When he is not working as a police officer, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, and game nights.
Brian grew up in Flowery Branch, GA and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 8 after a church event. While attending college at Gainesville State University (now UNG), Brian got deeply involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) where he would discover his passion for making disciples. Every summer through college, he would lead student groups through major cities helping the North American Mission Board in research on where churches are needed. Since graduating with a Business Management major, Brian served as a Chaplain at UGA, LSU and University of Alberta (Canada) helping students understand how to live everyday life on mission. Due to COVID and other life altering events, Brian returned to his home state and serves as the Worship Pastor and Elder at TrueLife Church. He loves to hang out with friends and take his furry friend (Banjo) on adventures.
Susan accepted Christ during revival at Frist Baptist Church Duluth when she was 12 years old. However, during high school her path strayed, and it wasn't until 2006/2007 that her path came back to Christ. In December 2006, she made the decision to stop drinking and to reconfirm her faith in Christ. Since then, she has been developing and growing her relationship with Christ. She has witnessed the hand of God in not only Jessice’s life but also Chase’s. So, when they presented her with their vision to plant a new church in Banks County focused on family and children, along with teaching authentically from the WORD, she was completely supportive and been involved from the beginning. Susan is married to Chad, and they have a son, Hunter. Nowadays, Susan enjoys life with her husband, reading, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and spending time with family & friends.
Paige grew up attending church and Bible Time at Grove Level in Banks County, being saved and baptized as a young girl; she stayed active in youth groups and church softball leagues throughout high school. Growing up best friends with Jessica, Chase Rylee’s wife, she knew that her and Chase’s decision to church plant was something she would fully support every step of the journey from the very beginning. Paige is married to her best friend, Chase. They have three girls, Austyn & Cullyn (identical twins) and Chesleigh. You can find the Crawfords cheering on their Commerce Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs, watching the girls play sports, and enjoying life together in their free time.
Dennis came to faith in Christ as a young adult at a church plant in Maysville in the late 1980s. Knowing the impact of new churches first-hand, it is no surprise that he jumped on board when his son stepped out in faith to begin TrueLife. Dennis serves as the Building and Maintenance Director in addition to being one of the first faces you see when you pull in the parking lot on a Sunday. He has been married over thirty-five years to his wife, Carol.