It is not often you find two people that love God and each other as much as our pastors do. They teach, lead, and serve with unrelenting passion and true dedication. Evidence of their impact is written on the hearts of people, expressed in the scores of tears they have wiped away, and is noted throughout their many archived messages of hope.
Wayne Chaney personifies the contemporary spiritual leader. He uniquely bridges people from different generations, cultures, and demographics through his relevant teaching and architecture of spirited worship atmospheres. His rich family heritage of clergyman fuels his genuine love for people. He stewards a five-decade legacy left by his grandfather, Joe Chaney, Jr. as he pastors Antioch Church of Long Beach. Wayne’s determination to shift culture is permeated throughout his ministry expression, oratory and brand tentacles.
Wayne has never been satisfied with status quo so whether it is a national television show, radio show, church congregation, regional festival, or by feeding thousands of people every month, he is destined to make a difference. Chaney is the visionary of the Long Beach Gospel Fest, the city’s premier gospel event held on the beautiful shores of downtown Long Beach. This yearly gathering brings politicians, business owners, gospel singers, and over 25,000 people together for inspiration, worship and music. “Beyond the gospel music, we are witnessing the addition of something new and wonderful to Long Beach,” he said to the Los Angeles Times.
As a cast member of Oxygen’s hit television series Preachers of LA, Chaney, his wife Myesha Chaney, and his three beautiful children Wayne III, Reign, and Cadence shared their lives with the world. Chaney has also appeared on Extra, Access Hollywood, Showbiz Tonight, Arsenio Hall, Access Hollywood, The Real, Insider, Boris and Nicole, Lift Every Voice and News One Now with Roland Martin.
He is a featured radio talk show host on Stevie Wonder’s KJLH 102.3 FM every Sunday. His weekly show “Real Life with Pastor Wayne and Myesha Chaney” has generated considerable listenership because of its ability to tackle and address real life issues.
He strongly engaged civically as the former President of the California National African American Network, SBC, Board Member of the National African American Network, and on the Executive Board of the California Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Chaney serves on the Executive Board of Global Tribe International, whose mission is to rescue those in physical and spiritual poverty, reach communities with the gospel and recruit and empower young leaders. He is also the president emeritus of the Long Beach Ministers Alliance.
Pastor Chaney has been the recipient of various awards, commendations, and recognitions and is noted in various publications. He was featured on the cover of Church Executive Magazine. For two consecutive years, the Long Beach Post named Pastor Chaney one of its’ “Ten Most Powerful People.” Chaney received the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr Peace Maker Award from the City of Long Beach. He has been recognized as the 100 Black Men’s and Delta Sigma Theta’s Long Beach Chapter’s Leader of the Year.).
Pastor Chaney has added published author to his expanding repertoire as his novel Your Miraculous Potential: Maximizing God’s Creativity, Power and Direction is now available at retailers everywhere.
Myesha Chaney – wife, mother, songwriter, recording artist, television/radio personality, published author, motivational speaker, worship leader, and entrepreneur has never been a stranger to the balancing act of pursuing her divine purpose.
Although Myesha’s roots are firmly planted in Southern California, her reach and impact has been felt worldwide. As a Long Beach native, Myesha serves as a Creative Catalyst and First Lady to husband and Senior Pastor, Wayne Chaney, of the Antioch Church of Long Beach.
Myesha’s relentless desire to touch and change lives has been at the core of her brand’s diaspora and the one commonality that connects the many facets of her growing empire. Her passion for ministry is at the heart and soul of the music she creates, the messages she delivers, and the leadership she exemplifies.
From becoming a minister, to being a successful recording artist and television/radio personality, her accomplishments are vast and her imprint, immeasurable.
She has lent her voice to audiences as far reaching as Israel and New Zealand both in song and ministry. Myesha recently added published author to her repertoire as she published her first novel entitled, Hiding Behind the Lipstick. This book is inspired by one of her most gratifying projects to date – an empowerment event created to encourage women to take off the masks they show to the world and reveal their true selves. “We tell women to come out of hiding and be who they really are,” she says. “The sessions create an opportunity to be vulnerable and these women fearlessly open up about their lives. It’s powerful. You cry for people you don’t know.”
With all of the impactful work that Myesha contributes to, her grounded and down-to- earth disposition keeps her dedicated to what matters most – her spiritual walk, her incredible marriage, and her devotion to family. Myesha and Wayne Chaney have three children; Wayne, Reign, and Cadence.