Chad Zueck

Lead Pastor


Chad's joy, outside his walk with Christ, is his family. After growing up in ILL, Chad married Marla in 1993 after dating in high school. They went off from ILL after high school as Chad served in the Navy for four years. Along the way, Chad received Christ when he least expected it. He didn't grow up in church, and his road to Christ was a unique one. 

After the Navy, Chad went to college chasing what he thought was his career as an aircraft technician, but God proved otherwise. He received his degree and Airframe and Powerplant license from Southern Illinois University.

A few years into that he was compelled that full time ministry was his destiny, so he loaded up the truck and moved to Florida (sounds like a TV theme song). While in ministry, he received his Master's degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He served in a great church in West Melbourne, and now we call him Pastor here at DBC, or as he prefers, Chad.

Hobbies: Family time, Running, biking, hiking, Miami Dolphins football, and good coffee




My passion is to see the local Church grow together in Spirit and in Truth. I believe gathering and growing together as a community is one of the most important things we can do as believers. When we gather to worship and open the word of God true transformation takes place helping us become more like Jesus. 

A.J. is married to his lovely wife Ashley and they have a beautiful daughter named Izzy. 

A.J.'s Hobbies: Reading, Road trips with his family, eating and cooking delicious food and enjoying good quality coffee.