Chad is a 1978 graduate of Abernathy High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1983.
Married in 2000 to Kate Rutherford Major in the The Colony, Texas. They are a blended family with five grown kids and eight grandchildren. The Major's moved from Oak Point to Pilot Point to retire.
After 21 years in oilfield services as an Engineering Manager and VP Engineering, Major finished his last 13 years in Operations and Operations Engineering Management with Pioneer Natural Resources in Irving, Texas.
The Major's serve as Directors of DivorceCare, a community care ministry at Midway Church.