Pastor, Wayne Chaney, Jr. Biography

Pastor, Wayne Chaney, Jr.


Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr., affectionately known as Pastor Wayne, is the prototypical contemporary spiritual leader. His relevant teaching style and ability to cultivate spirited worship environments, aids in unifying people from diverse, cultural, ethnic, and generational backgrounds. Born into a three generation long spiritual lineage, he continues the legacy left by his grandfather, Joe Chaney, Jr., through his work as pastor of Antioch Church of Long Beach. However, Pastor Wayne’s ministry extends beyond the congregation. His determination to influence societal culture, with the culture of Christ’s kingdom, is evident in his work both inside and outside of the local church context.

Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr. has been the recipient of various awards and commendations. He has received congressional, senatorial, and presidential recognitions, and is noted in various publications. Pastor Wayne was featured on the cover of Church Executive Magazine, and for two consecutive years, the Long Beach Post named him one of its “Ten Most Powerful People.” Pastor Wayne has received the City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award and continues to steward a decades long legacy of civic engagement.

He has served 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 past president of the Long Beach Ministers Alliance and continues to serve as a mentor and friend to many leaders across the region and the globe.

In 2020, Pastor Wayne led the way by giving away over seven million dollars of household goods, kitchenware, personal care, diapers, and furniture to those in need in the Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr. has never been satisfied with the status quo, so whatever the platform; he is determined to impact culture, create positive change, and lovingly work to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom.