about our family

Get to know us

We’re a small family that loves making big memories. We live in a small, country cottage nestled in the hills of Tennessee.

Our faith, our families, and our friends are the most important treasures that we have. We love sharing our experiences, our adventures, our challenges, and our happy times with others. It is our prayer that this site will encourage and inspire you in this wonderful journey of life.

Chad Paine

Chad grew up in a large family in northern Indiana. At an early age he grew to love working on the farm, raising goats and chickens, and driving the tractor. He is probably the most diligent person you will ever meet, and he credits his dad for his strong work ethic. He spent many years working with youth and his humble and gentle spirit impacted countless lives. He graduated from a private College with an Associates in Youth Ministry. In 2013, he moved to Tennessee and married the love of his life, Erin Bates.

Over the years he has really enjoyed working with his hands, refinishing furniture, remodeling, and building projects. Chad started Paine Construction in 2017, and stays quite busy working full time, and making people’s dreams come to life. He is a proud father to 4 children, and every evening you can find him giving the kids wild piggy-back rides, breathtaking pushes on the swing , and telling the most exciting Bible stories. He is constantly investing into his family, and there is no job at home that he isn’t willing to do. He is a true example of a Christian and leads his family by serving, loving, and giving.

Erin Bates Paine

Erin Bates Paine is a native Tennessean who has lived in the greater Knoxville area all of her life. Growing up in a family of 19 children, there was never a dull moment for her. Erin graduated with honors and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Crown College of the Bible. She is an accomplished pianist and has released 5 studio albums. Erin fell in love with and married the man of her dreams in November of 2013. They now have 4 beautiful blessings, and are adding to their brood early 2022. Erin is Chad’s biggest inspiration for projects in and outside the home. She is extremely creative and has a wonderful eye for home decor and artistic designs. She adds a beautiful touch around her home and in the homes of those around her. Erin finds fulfillment and joy from being a full time mother, homeschooling her two oldest, making dinners from scratch, and growing every flower she can find. She has a desire to minister to other women and encourage them to deepen their relationship with the Lord. You will often hear her saying, “Make your time with Jesus your priority each day, and make a choice to surround yourself with people and media that will challenge you spiritually. Life is too short to waste our time and eternity is too great.”

so much fun!

Our Kids






Keep up with our adventures…


My parents @thebatesfam put on the most wonderful weekend, which we've always called “I Love You Day”! It is always centered around a theme for costumes and games and this year was “Little House on the Prairie”. Every year grows, as you can imagine, and the grandchildren now bring so much excitement and joy to the party. This is just a glimpse, but you will find more on our YouTube [Chad and Erin] 📹 I'm so thankful for the time we spent in Tennessee with family and friends. I'm already missing everyone! ❤️

#ILoveYouDay #18siblings #Tennessee #BatesFamily #LittleHouseOnthePrairie #CharlesIngalls #familyreunion
Thank you, Jesus, for the sweetest gifts. ❤️ Sometimes I feel like I'm experiencing a little piece of heaven while here on earth. I love this man with all my heart and I will cherish every moment we get to spend together. 😘
I'm so blessed. 

#valentines2024 #specialDinner #blessed #IlovebeingaMommy #madlyinLove #daddymakesdinner
Baby goats all day long 😍 Chad actually caught the birth on the camera. I will always be amazed at the miracle of life! 
*See full video on our Youtube*
#babygoats #finleymarie #2yearsold
Glimpses from January 😍 
#thankful #family #simplelife #babygoats
Life update for the Paine Family ❤️
My happy place with the sweetest little helper ❤️

#create #ChadandErinCo #promiseCards #psalm91 #psalm27 #flowers #babyWilliam
It’s late. The house is quiet except for the purr of little William’s swing. I can hear the occasional fireworks in the distance. I have my Bible laid out and my journal open; it’s like I’m closing the chapter on an amazing year, not without its difficulties or struggles, but a year that has changed our lives in a big way. 
A Psalm that has always meant so much to me says, “…but I WILL REMEMBER the years of the right hand of the most High. I WILL REMEMBER  the works of the Lord: surely I WILL REMEMBER thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work and talk of thy doings.” (Psalm 77:10-12) 
I want to remember the hard days when it seemed as if everything was out of control, but I knew He was with me in the midst of it. I want to remember the days when I saw Him answer my specific prayers. I want to remember the days when He spoke to my heart, calmed my biggest fears, and gave me peace. 
You see, I know when I start thinking about how good, loving, and forgiving God has been to me in the past. My heart starts overflowing with gratitude and a renewed passion to just trust Him with the future. Trust Him with my fears. Trust Him with my life because He is faithful. He is worthy of our all. 
As I turn the page in my journal, it’s like a blank slate. How am I going to fill it this year? Will I use my time wisely? Will I point someone to Jesus? Will I become a more devoted Christian? Will I become more like Christ? 
I'm encouraged to make every moment count for eternity this new year. 

✨Excerpt taken from our weekly devotional at ChadandErin.com
The Bible is God’s love letter to you and me. Spending time reading it will challenge us to become more like Christ. It will encourage us when we are down. It will bring peace when we are overwhelmed. It will give hope and joy when we need it most. It's the best gift. ❤️

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Merry Christmas from the Paine Family! 🎄 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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“O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” ✨ 

#Christmas #familymusic #Jesusisthereason #joy #hope
My favorite Christmas hymns. “O Holy Night” and “The Birthday of a King”
Every single time I read through the lyrics it touches my heart. Thank you, Jesus. ❤️

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‘Twas a humble birthplace, but O how much
God gave to us that day
From the manger bed what a path has led
What a perfect, holy way.
Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light
‘Twas the birthday of a King.

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