Johnny & Chachi

Two guys with dreams... sometimes nightmares

THE 'FAKE' ABOUT US: is more than just a’s people. Johnny 'Tippins' Lang and Chachi Laruso have been best friends since 10th grade when they met at Phillips High School in Blue Eye, Missouri.

Interestingly enough, they met through a locker. Johnny was bullied into a locker and it was Chachi who came to his aid. In the words of Johnny ‘This was the beginning... the beginning of the end and the beginning of the beginning’.

Soon after, Johnny and Chachi formed a band called Hair Supply and seeked to corner the market as a cover band. Their goal was to record other people’s music, and take it up a notch.

In 2005, they decided it was time for a change and decided to start a ministry, Get In Here Ministries. Now based in Sioux City, Iowa, their ministry is committed to changing lives, one life at a time (unless they can change some at the same time).


Braun Brown and Rob Thomas created the characters, Chachi and Johnny, for their church family camp and have continued to create videos and perform live with the characters.

Braun (Chachi) is the Student Ministry Director at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. He has been at Watermark for many years... like 10 or something.  Also, in his former life, he was a director for K-Life and Kanakuk Kamps. Everything starts with 'K' for that kool organization. Braun is married to Angie and they have three boys. They live in Richardson, Texas.

Rob (Johnny) is the president of RT Creative Group.  This company includes Igniter MediaGraceway Media, and Echo Hub. Rob loves equipping church leaders with media resources and occasionally puts himself and Braun in videos. Rob is married to Haley and they have three boys and a girl.  They live in Richardson, Texas.

Somebody once said that none of us is as smart as all of us... I don’t really know what that means but I know I like it.
— Chachi Laruso
When you get the chance, finish your wife’s sentences for her.
— Johnny T. Lang