“I remember so vividly my first real encounter with God. I got saved while attending church camp as a teenager and I returned back home radically changed.

Little did I know, that encounter and another re-igniting would be my saving grace for life’s challenges that were ahead of me.

Growing up with a father who had his own vision and dreams for how his son’s life should be, I always fell short of his expectations and felt like I wasn’t good enough.

After my mother succumbed to cancer, all I was left with was the devastatingly broken relationship I had with my father. Ten years after my mother’s passing, my father - still angry, disillusioned and unable to cope, took his own life. Days later, I learned he was furious at God for allowing his wife to die and angry at me for what happened. 

Still, through it all, God was there to comfort me, heal my broken heart and guide my steps.

I realized that though my life would not turn out exactly how my natural father wanted it, my Father in Heaven had a powerful plan for me. The only thing he needed from me was to step out on faith to fulfill His divine calling.

I truly believe that “faith will always produce muscle movement in your life.” It’s why helping hundreds of thousands of young people live out this principle, discover their dreams and fulfill the calling on their lives is my life’s work.

It’s been 20 years since that day I experienced the crushing blow of my father’s untimely suicide. Since that time, and through God’s amazing grace, I have been empowered to use that incident to communicate the truth of His word and the abundance of His love.

It’s my greatest desire to reach young people who are on the brink of taking their own lives, looking for some way to stop the pain or to escape life’s challenges.

By enthusiastically sharing the power of Jesus all over the world, my ministry combines relevant, humorous, cross-cultural examples and subject matter with God’s word that empower our youth to change their world. And, above all, to let them know that their lives are worth living!

I’d love to share the message God has given me with you!”


Chad Daniel is driven to ignite a passion for God in the hearts of young people around the world. Chad draws from over 30 years of missionary evangelism and has carried the love of Jesus to more than 100 nations. His energetic style crosses cultural, denominational and generational boundaries. Through Chad’s ministry, hundreds of thousands have discovered a deeper place of intimacy with God and have experienced the forgiveness of sins found only in Jesus.

As a television personality, author, and international communicator, Chad has a unique ability to convey the truth of God’s word in a practical and tangible way.

Chad is a well-recognized tv host whose program YouthBytes is currently aired on over 800 tv stations around the world every week. Chad’s television content has been translated into over 17 languages including, Portuguese, Turkish, Spanish, Korean, Telegu, French, Armenian, Russian, Mandarin, and Arabic. His video messages “SnakeByte - The Power of Small Things,” and “The Sea of Trees - Overcoming the Lies of Suicide,” have become benchmark teachings that Chad communicates live in church meetings around the world. With more than 60 video sermons to his credit, Chad’s videos have been viewed over 2 million times on social media platforms and physically distributed globally.

Chad has made many TV guest appearances on CBN, TBN, Daystar, JCTV, and Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life. Chad has also written articles for Joy magazine based in South Africa and numerous Christian publications in Brazil.

Redlands, California, is the central hub for Chad and his wife, Shay, and their two children, Max and Rhett. With Chad’s family as firm supporters, Chad has pioneered a unique and exciting ministry to reach those who have everything to live with, but nothing to live for.