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Zach Neese

Pastor, Care

Area of Ministry
I oversee worship at the North Fort Worth Campus. My heart is to pastor the people of North Fort Worth in the presence of God, to help them know His passionate love for them, and for them to fall passionately in love with Him. 

Bachelor’s in English from UT Austin (secondary education certified), Berean University of the Assemblies of God minister certification program, and a diploma of practical theology in worship and technical arts from Christ For The Nations.

Previous Lines of Work
I mostly worked as a teacher of one stripe or the other before entering full-time ministry. I also worked with emotionally disabled kids and was an Autism therapist. I served as a youth and worship pastor for five years in Pennsylvania before becoming the director of the Christ For The Nations School of Worship. Since then, I have primarily been leading worship and training worship leaders. I began serving as a worship pastor at Gateway in 2006.

In the summer of 1994, I had the closest thing to a Road to Damascus Experience that I know. Jesus stooped down so low that day to lift me up. He is my Lord, my friend, and the passion of my life. My kids are still young and would never understand how their hero (Dad) did some of the things I’ve done. I feel that until they are old enough to understand, it would be irresponsible to put my testimony in print.

Wife: Jen the Fair (since 1997), sons: Simeon the True and Sam the Brave, and daughters: Judah the Joyful, Charis the Pure, Maggie the Graceful, and Nora the Honorable.

Fun Facts
People might be surprised to know
I’m an introvert.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my wife and kids. I used to be more “interesting,” but now I’m just in love.

I laugh out loud at inappropriate times and inappropriately loudly.