Pastor David Chadwick explains why he is retiring from Forest Hill after 39 years

David Chadwick built Forest Hill Church in south Charlotte from a 180-member congregation when he arrived in 1980 to a six-campus church with a $25-million annual budget today. He resigned this week after 39 years at the church.
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David Chadwick built Forest Hill Church in south Charlotte from a 180-member congregation when he arrived in 1980 to a six-campus church with a $25-million annual budget today. He resigned this week after 39 years at the church.

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