Our Pastor

Pastor Chad, Windi, Jasmin, Jerome, Isabel, Shaily, Meadow & Taleah Hesler

Chad Lee Hesler accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was six years old. God called him into ministry when he was 12, and after wrestling with God for several years, he answered the call pastoring his first congregation in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2008. After receiving orders to Montana, he became an interim pastor and supply preacher for the Montana Southern Baptist Convention. This allowed him and his family the opportunity to serve as interim for Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church (CFRBC), and he was called to full-time in October of 2015. Chad comes to the Helena Valley after serving over 11 years active duty (USAF) and is waiting reentry as a Chaplain for the Air National Guard. He and his wife celebrated 18 years of marriage in June 2019. They are originally from the Iowa/Illinois area, and have seven children. They enjoy family outings, vacations, and athletics. Chad enjoys reading, playing and coaching various sports, and working on cars. His education includes an Applied Sciences degree in Vehicle Maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies and a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently Chad is working on his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Luther Rice University. He currently teaches Bible and serves as the head varsity boys’ basketball coach for Helena Christian School.