Pastor Tim Chaddick
Pastor Tim Chaddick and his wife Lindsey care deeply about the ministry of the local church in major urban centres and have sought to devote themselves to helping churches begin and flourish in their mission to share and reflect the gospel.
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 thereafter he married Lindsey and moved forward in vocational ministry, with a passion for urban church planting growing in his heart.
Ten years ago, Tim and Lindsey believed that God had called them to Los Angeles to plant a church. They moved to LA 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 renewal of the city 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. And now, ten years later, the Chaddicks believe that God has called them again — this time to London.
The Chaddicks’ connection to London started 15 years ago through involvement with a variety of UK churches, and continued through a relationship with previous Reality church planters Mark and Lizzie Dyrud, who served in London for 5 years. In 2015, a prayerful process amongst the Reality church-planting pastors and Reality LA’s own pastoral team culminated in a shared call to send Pastor Tim and his family to plant a church in London as part of the Reality family of churches. The hope for Reality Church London is that over time, a leadership team would be raised up which cares deeply about Christ and His people, and which reflects the diversity of London.
Tim currently serves as the Lead Pastor for Reality Church London. He and his wife live in North London with their three daughters Lily, Phoebe and Paige. In all their endeavors, the Chaddicks desire to thrive as a family and to be a faithful presence within their local community as they seek to serve Christ and the people of London.