“Chad combines his insight into Scripture with his tremendous storytelling ability to produce a must-read for students desiring a truly authentic walk with Christ.” – Dr. Bill Jones, President of CIU


Chad Young works in full-time college ministry, serving as Cru Global’s national director over the southeast region, leading the ministries in FL, GA, AL, and MS. He has served on the staff of Cru for thirteen years. He is the author of Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World (InterVarsity Press), a discipleship-training manual, and magazine articles for Worldwide Challenge and The Collegiate. He frequently speaks at retreats and conferences and regularly writes devotionals for his website. Chad, with his wife Elizabeth, travels the country to speak at churches and train church leaders how to make Biblical disciples.


Chad currently resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife Elizabeth and their four young children, Wyatt, Clark, Evelyn, and Josilynn. His hobbies include cheering on his kids in sports, following college football, and laughing with family around the backyard fire pit.


Chad speaks from an intimate and abiding walk with Christ, and he’s spent years teaching and coaching others in doing the same. – Rick James, Author & Publisher


Rarely does the title of a book perfectly match the subject matter AND the author. Such is the case with Authenticity by Chad Young. – Rick Brewer, President of Louisiana College


With great insight, engaging humor, and his own real-life story Chad engages and challenges believers, in very practical ways, to follow Jesus. – Cas Monaco, Author and Director of Faculty Commons


After working closely with Chad for a few years, he demonstrates an authentic relationship with Christ on a daily basis. – Tom Heinemann, Major League Soccer Player