John Chancey is originally from Lyons, Georgia. He was saved at the age of four, and the Lord called him into the ministry when he was 13 years old. During his teen years, he was mentored by Pastor Don Gibbs (now retired) of Liberty Baptist Church in Lyons. While attending Trinity Baptist College to train for the ministry, John fell in love with Bethany McGowan. They have been married since June of 2007. Prior to coming to LCBC, John was interim Youth Pastor at a church in Sarasota, Florida, where Bethany’s dad was pastoring at the time.

Just before he graduated from Trinity, John was introduced to Pastor Steve Swagger. After several meetings with the Pastor, and much prayer, John accepted the invitation to come to Layton Chapel to minister to the students. He has been serving at LCBC since July 1, 2007 (Youth Pastor from 2007 until 2013, Assistant Pastor from 2013 until 2019, Associate Pastor from 2020 to 2021, and Pastor as of May 2021).

In his spare time, John enjoys reading and spending time with his beautiful wife. His favorite verse is Romans 10:11 “For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”