What Have You Been Talking About? - Tim Chaddick
- Expositors CollectiveApril 19, 2022x
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What Have You Been Talking About? - Tim Chaddick

In the opening session of our Costa Mesa training event, Tim Chaddick laid out 5 of the values that matter to expository preachers:

Expository Preaching Displays Scripture’s Inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Expository Preaching Sets the Agenda (Acts 20:27)

Expository Preaching Reveals True Authority (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

Expository Preaching Promotes Biblical Literacy (1 Timothy 4:13)

Expository Preaching Leads to Christ (Luke 24:37)

Tim was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Growing up, Christian faith was the last thing on his mind as he pursued pleasure, relationships, and a musical career as the source of his identity. It wasn't until he heard and received the gospel of Jesus Christ that the illusion of a self-centered life was shattered. In its place, Tim experienced forgiveness and newness of life with God. 

Even though he then enrolled in a Bible college, he had no intention of pursuing pastoral ministry until a fresh reading of Romans 10 ("How shall they hear without a preacher?") opened his eyes to God's calling on his life. Shortly after that, he married Lindsey and moved forward in vocational ministry, with a passion for urban church planting growing in his heart. 

In 2004, Tim and Lindsey believed that God had called them to Los Angeles to plant a church. So they moved to Hollywood, and as they started meeting with others in small prayer gatherings, God began to change lives and build a church for His glory. Since then, Reality LA has become a thriving church in Hollywood, seeking the city's renewal through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Tim's first two books, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning and The Truth About Lies, were projects which came from lessons learned while living and pastoring at Reality LA. Looking back, it's clear that it has been nothing, but the sheer grace of God at work as the good news of Jesus has changed lives in Los Angeles. Ten years later, the Chaddick's believe that God has called them again ‚ÄĒ this time to London.

The Chaddick’s connection to London started back in the early 2000s through involvement with various UK churches and continued through a relationship with various leaders, pastors, and friends. In 2015, a prayerful process amongst the Reality church-planting pastors culminated in a shared call to send Pastor Tim and his family to start a church in London as part of the Reality family of churches. Over the next five years, Reality Church London was planted and established as a city-center church focused on the gospel and reflecting the diversity of the city. And in 2020, Tim and his family sensed a change of season was on the horizon, which led them to prayerfully make a move back to California and take up a role amongst the leadership team at Reality Ventura.

Tim currently serves as the Pastor for Preaching at Reality Ventura and is active in speaking at churches, conferences and helping leaders start and maintain new churches and fulfill their call to be effective on mission in their cities. He and his wife live in Ventura County with their three daughters Lily, Phoebe, and Paige. In all their endeavors, the Chaddick‚Äôs desire to be a faithful presence within their local community as they seek to serve Christ and the people of their city. 

Recommended Episodes: 

Tim Chaddick interview from 2019:  https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/1/7/episode-082-three-key-movements-in-the-life-of-a-preacher

David Guzik on the Value and Power of Expository Preaching: 


From Text to Sermon - Tim Brown : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/1/19/from-text-to-sermon-timothy-brown

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