Hi, I’m Zach. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’d love to introduce myself and share with you the heart behind Cultivated. First, a little about me. I’m a native Texan, and Knoxville, TN is like home, too. My lovely wife Hannah and I currently live in Lago Vista, TX (about thirty minutes from Austin). We have two kids. Our oldest is our daughter, Nora, and our youngest is our son, Haddon. They are separated by fifteen months. What a fun chapter of life we are in!
I am a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with an undergrad in Audio Production. I’ve always had an affinity for music and have been a lifelong musician. I thought music would be my career, but God had different plans.
Upon graduating from college, I felt a deep conviction that the Lord was calling me into ministry in some capacity. As I’ve prayed through that, I felt the need to focus on becoming a pastor. I have grown in my passion for studying and teaching God’s Word. I love to write and read. I am excited about walking out the journey God has laid before me, though it’s often bumpy, foggy, and long.
My mission is to help people not only grow in their understanding of who God is, but in their love for who God is. This desire runs in the same vein as Paul in his letter to the Philippian church, saying he desires to “remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith” (Phil. 1:25). In short, I want to help churches both see and savor Jesus.
I am passionate about theological studies and how theology shapes the local church. I particularly enjoy preaching, writing, discipleship/leadership training, and church planting. I am excited to witness how God will continue to weave these loves into my opportunities.
Some Quick Facts:
- I currently work as the Pastor of Students and Spiritual Formation at Northlake Church here in Lago Vista, TX.
- I have started, but yet to finish, a Masters of Theological Studies degree with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
- I am a Staff Writer at Gospel-Centered Discipleship, and have contributed to other notable blogs and parachurch sites.
- My Sports Teams: Texas Longhorns, Los Angels Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Eagles. I know, I’m all over the map. But no one can accuse me of being a fair-weather fan!
Thanks for taking a visit. Comment, engage in discussion, and thanks for reading!
Soli Deo Gloria.