Wade was the Pastor at First Baptist from October 22, 2008 to February 14, 2021. Wade attended Liberty University (BA), Southern Seminary (MDiv), and Northern Seminary (DMin). Wade is married to Christy (1994) and they have three children, Anna (1997), Dawson (1998), and Levi (2004). Wade enjoys computers, great coffee, reading and all sorts of sports. He particularly enjoys Georgia Bulldog football.