Love for Chase in Memory of Chad and Courtney

For: Chase Phelps
Organizer: Tyler and Elaine Willis
Love for Chase in Memory of Chad and Courtney (Chase Phelps)
of $50,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 898 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Chad Phelps was serving the Lord at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife, Courtney, were bringing the church's youth group home after a God-honoring, spirit-filled week at Camp CoBeAc in Michigan. In a tragic bus accident, Chad, Courtney, their unborn daughter, and a fellow church member were promoted directly into the presence of God. As a pastor friend of mine stated, "Chad and Courtney literally gave their lives while serving the Lord." They are survived by their young son, Chase.

Chad and Courtney have greatly impacted the lives of Elaine and me as well as countless others around the world. They were each a tremendous example of Christ's love and selfless service. We know that we will see effects of their lives and ministry for years to come.

Our goal with this fundraiser is to honor Chad and Courtney's memory by being a blessing to Chase. All of the love that we have felt for them we hope to invest into Chase. Our prayer is that this will be a blessing to Chase and his family in fulfilling immediate needs or investing in the future of the child. He will be turning 2 on October 25 and we will be turning over this donation to the family at that time.

Please keep the Phelps and Gaddy families along with their extended family in your prayers. Please also consider what you could contribute to this gift of love. 100% of this will be going directly to those caring for Chase.

Be in prayer for the family of Tonya Weindorf as well as she was the other individual promoted into Heaven in this accident. If you would like to send donations to her family please go to

Also, if you would like to send donations on behalf of the other individuals hurt in the crash or would like to support the ministry of their local church please use the address below.

Colonial Hills Baptist Church
ATTN: Bus Accident Relief Fund
8140 Union Chapel Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 9, 2013

Posted on August 9, 2013

Thank you all for your donations and your prayers. It has been nearly 2 weeks since the accident and we know that God has worked and is continuing to work through the testimonies of Chad and Courtney.

The 2 funerals have been posted and can be viewed following the link below:

Also, the ministry in which Chad and Courtney were a part of, Youth EDGE, is selling wristbands as a memorial. The funds will then be used to purchase a new bus to be used by the church. Please visit their page to donate as well as learn more about the Youth EDGE ministry.

Posted on August 3, 2013

Posted on August 3, 2013

What a blessing to see where God has taken this by the morning of the funeral!

After talking with the families last night, you should know that this site has been a source of encouragement to them as they go through this difficult time.

Please follow the link below and scroll down to see a live stream of the service today at 11:00.

We're praying that the Gospel reaches many hearts today.

Posted on July 31, 2013

Posted on July 31, 2013

Thank you to all of you who have made donations on behalf of Chase.

Today, the Phelps and Gaddy families addressed the media. Please visit the link below to hear their message and the reason for their hope.

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