Chad was born and raised in southern California and was constantly being trained for ministry, even at a young age. His youth pastor, Troy Ulmer, took him under his wing and helped foster a love for both the Word of God and missions-minded ministry. Chad helped lead worship and interned for the youth ministry at First Baptist Church in Hemet, CA throughout high school until moving to Simi Valley, CA to attend Bible college. He studied for a Bachelors of Biblical Studies at Eternity Bible College and served as the worship and youth director for 11 years at Faith Community Church in Fillmore, CA. Chad and his wife, Noemi, were married in the fall of 2015. They have one child, Obadiah, who was born in the fall of 2021.
Mike Crase attended The Masters College (University) where he obtained a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Biblical Studies. It was during these years that Mike met his wife Emily who was also studying at The Masters College (University). Immediately following graduation, Mike and Emily were married and Mike began working as a physical education teacher, reading specialist and Athletic Coordinator within a high needs community north of Los Angeles. After teaching for four years, Mike took over the responsibilities of Assistant Principal & Dean of Students and continued to serve the community for an additional five years. During this time he earned his Masters in Educational Administration and his Administrative Services Credential.
In 2016, Mike and Emily took their three children to China where they helped open a new international school. In 2017, the Crases returned to the U.S. where Mike began working as the Executive Director at Shiloh Bible Conference in Donnelly Idaho. In January 2021, in partnership with Shiloh Bible Conference, Mike began to serve as the Childrens and Family Ministry Coordinator at Donnelly Bible Church.