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Dr. David L. Chancey

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Dr. David L. Chancey is the pastor of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Pastor David grew up in Southwest Atlanta in his early years, then moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, when his father took a job transfer. He graduated from Baldwin County High School, attended Georgia College, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Journalism, graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and then from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. As God's call upon his life evolved, he served in denominational communications, then as a BSU director, and finally in the pastorate, where he served Carmel Baptist Church, Carmel, Indiana; Cool Springs Baptist Church, Tate, Georgia; and currently McDonough Road Baptist Church (MRBC) since 1999. He describes the best thing to ever happen to him outside of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior is marrying Amy, an RN and neonatal intensive care unit nurse. He and Amy have four children (Rebecca, Rachel, Ruth and Jonathan), and, though he says he's not old enough to be a grandfather, six grandchildren. David loves to preach, but also loves pastoring. He enjoys "just hanging out" with his flock, especially if it involves eating. He is thrilled when he sees members "growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," and when people come to Christ. His desire is to lead MRBC to impact as many people as possible with the life-changing power of the Gospel. This desire to impact lives with the Gospel has led him to take an annual mission trip to Santa Catarina, Brazil, in recent years, where he has seen over 2100 persons come to Christ and new churches planted and strengthened. He is also leading MRBC to strive to new levels in missions going, giving, and praying. David enjoys spending time with family as often as possible, getting away with Amy, following the Atlanta Braves and University of Georgia Bulldogs, and writing a regular column for The Citizen, one of our local papers. He also enjoys running. Please visit him on the web or social media at the above links.

Blessed to be a Blessing

W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

Things Every Believer Ought to Know

My tire was too flat and I pulled off the road. Suddenly, this little sports car zipped around me, and parked in front of my car.

Truckers’ Strike in Brazil Derails Mission Trip

The ten day, nationwide truckers\' strike in Brazil that brought South America\'s economy to a screeching halt this month ended, but the impact is still being felt here the United States.

Truckers’ Strike in Brazil Derails Mission Trip

The ten day, nationwide truckers' strike in Brazil that brought South America's economy to a screeching halt this month ended, but the impact is still being felt here the United States.

Father’s Day Brings Back Memories of My Dad

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say ‘you’re tearing up the grass.’”

Do You Overlook the Faults of Others?

One of the easiest things to find for many people is fault.  There are a lot of fault-finders in the world.  There’s always a critic.  In fact, some people think criticism is more blessed to give than to receive.