— ABOUT US —
TENNESSEE TECH CHI ALPHA
Romans 12:1 says that we are to “offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is true and proper worship”. Worship is about so much more than singing songs (although we do enjoy singing). It is about sacrificially devoting our lives to the pursuit of God.
Jesus said, ”Love your neighbor as yourself." At Chi Alpha, we love each other. A lot. Whether we're sharing life in Dgroup, celebrating together at a Monday Night service, getting away on a retreat, or flying all over the world to serve the poor and oppressed, we love doing it together. We may not be related by blood, but we are united to each other by our Father. And that’s a bond stronger than any other.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) On campus, in our city, and around the world we proclaim Jesus with our words and lives.
Chi Alpha comes from the first two Greek letters of “Christou Apostoloi” - Christ’s Ambassadors. "We are therefore CHRIST’S AMBASSADORS, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God."
(2 Corinthians 5:20)
— CONNECT WITH FAMILY —
DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS are the heart of Chi Alpha’s ministry and enable students to join together and be transformed through real accountability, in depth biblical study, and faith-filled prayer. We are committed to following Jesus’ example of making disciples, that will make disciples, that will make disciples, and so on...
EVERY MONDAY we gather as a family to worship together and engage in God’s word. Something beautiful happens when we all come together and proclaim who God is. If you’re wanting to get connected but don’t know where to begin, come to our Monday night service, make some friends, and learn what we’re all about.
— MISSIONS —
Project 222 gets its name from 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will be faithful to teach others.” This is our overseas summer mission
trip where we travel to countries around the world for a month and partner with existing ministries to proclaim the good news!
You don't have to travel to a different country to find broken and hurting people who need to know Jesus - they are all around us. The homeless, orphans, widows, inner city children - the list goes on and on. Many people find it hard to believe that a bunch of college students would give up their Spring Break to go serve the broken people in our nation, but we do just that.
— OUR TEAM —
THOMAS & BAILEE FANCHER
Thomas & Bailee both grew up in Arkansas and met each other through Chi Alpha at the University of Central Arkansas. Their desire is to be obedient to Jesus and for others to experience his love in a life changing way.
Bailee fell in love with Jesus through being a part of a discipleship group where she was challenged to seek after God passionately. She experienced God's love for her in a new way that captured her heart. She has devoted herself to loving God and sharing His love with others. She loves sky diving, free mountain climbing, and saving endangered species.
Thomas was raised in a Christian home, but he didn't experience the true Jesus for himself until his freshman year at UCA. It was then that he saw the vast difference between knowing about Jesus versus knowing Jesus personally. He was hungry for a life of adventure and dreamed of working for Discovery Channel. Thomas never could have imagined that God had an even more adventurous and wild plan for his life. He loves hunting mongooses, base jumping off of skyscrapers, mowing the yard, and breeding dachshunds.
WESLEY & HALIE ALEXANDER
Wesley grew up in Georgia, while Halie grew up all over the place, from Washington to Oklahoma to Florida, but they now call Cookeville home. They met in college through Chi Alpha, got married 3 years ago and have been unstoppable since. They have a passion for seeing college students come to Christ and serve him whole-heartedly.
Wesley grew up in southern Georgia (shoutout to Manchester). He attended Columbus State University and got plugged into Chi Alpha while there. He grew up in a Christian home, but Chi Alpha was the first time he realized his role in sharing the love and freedom of Jesus with others. Wesley loves being outside and is almost always down for a new adventure. He especially loves disc golf and ultimate frisbee. Wesley has been serving on staff with Chi Alpha for 1 year.
If you were to ask Halie where she was from she’d claim Crestview, Florida. She attended Troy University and discovered what an authentic relationship with Jesus looked like while in Chi Alpha there. While as a student Halie knew God was cultivating a burden to reach lost college students and she has been serving on staff with Chi Alpha for 3 years. Halie loves her (and Wesley, but mostly Halie) Australian Shepherd, Bailey. Halie is always down for a freshly brewed cup of coffee (her local favorite is Broast) and trips to TJ Maxx.
Jamie grew up in the Central Arkansas area, specifically Conway. After graduating high school she attended the University of Central Arkansas. As a freshman, Jamie experienced deep friendship based on the love of God through some older, patient, silly and committed D-Group leaders. Fast forward just one year, and Jamie was in the same place herself: loving and discipling girls who are equal parts challenging and wonderful. Jamie traveled overseas with Chi Alpha numerous times to the beautiful land of Mozambique, full of coconut plantations and hearts hungry for God.
Throughout her college years, Jamie was a discipler of her peers, both in Chi Alpha and in the education program. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education, and then gave 10 months in service to the church in Mozambique that she’d grown to love so deeply. Leading worship, teaching kiddos, discipling women, and learning how to drive a motor bike (and sometimes crashing it), filled Jamie’s days overseas. She may not remember too much of the Portuguese she learned in Mozambique, but the lessons God taught her are deeply embedded into the way she leads the women in her life.
Jamie’s life is the story of God being true to his word; like we read in the Psalms, Jamie’s life proclaims that our tearful nights turn into joyous mornings. Post-African adventure, Jamie did the Chi Alpha internship at UCA, was on staff there for three years, and has now been drawn to Tennessee Tech to serve here. She disciples women, teaches the word with fire and creativity, encourages students to have their own adventures with God, and generally keeps any conversation full of laughter
Bradley and Autumn met in the small Tennessee town they grew up in. They have a passion to see college students experience the true love and friendship Jesus offers.
Autumn came to Tennessee Technological University to study computer science. She had a new relationship with God and was seeking community that would help deepen this new relationship. She was invited to Chi Alpha during her first semester at TTU. Through intentional discipleship and transparency, she experienced an unparalleled love and friendship with Jesus. She loves to travel and has a goal of visiting all 50 states.
Bradley was invited to a Chi Alpha fall retreat during Autumn’s second year at TTU. It was there that Bradley’s relationship with God was renewed and he made the decision to come to TTU for Chi Alpha. He is finishing his final year as a student at TTU. Once he graduates, he also plans to work for Chi Alpha. He loves all sports, but football has a special place in his heart.
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THE XA BUILDING is open to you! Come by and say hello!
We are located across the street from the FIT.
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