Born in the San Francisco Bay area, Tim Chaddick grew up as the son of a pastor. In his early teens, Tim embraced the “unholy trinity” of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll at the time. Becoming sexually active in the ninth grade, he consented to his first abortion by the tenth. He experimented with a host of drugs before getting hooked on crystal meth. But the precious center of Tim’s life was undoubtedly music. Playing in several punk bands, he saw music as his savior – the one thing that brought value to his existence.
However, Tim’s own mortality struck him when a close friend committed suicide. Around this time, in 1999, a friend randomly invited Tim to a Christian event in San Jose. As the preacher related the Gospel, the Holy Spirit touched Tim’s heart, and after sleeping in the church’s gym, he called his bandmates in the morning to tell them that he had met Jesus.
Tim interned at a large church in Orange County, where he befriended a pastor named Britt Merrick from Santa Barbara County. Greatly moved by Britt’s heart and the spirit of his church at Reality Carpinteria, Tim moved with his wife and baby girl to join the staff. A year later, Jesus called Tim and Lindsey to plant a church in Hollywood. The prayer meetings began and in 2006, Reality LA launched. Tim currently serves as the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality LA. He and his wife Lindsey live in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles with their three daughters.