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Hi, I’m Zach Richardson.

Alexandria, LA

Phone Number

(504) 206-8596

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Family of Grace
Campus Pastor

Education

Louisiana College
BM in Church Music
Southwestern Baptist Seminary
MA in Worship

Church Affiliation

Southern Baptist Convention

Years In Ministry

20 years

Vocals/Instruments

Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keys & Piano, Drums

Skills

FOH Engineering, Stage Design, Lighting Design, Loops & Multi-tracks, Composition, Choir, Preaching/Teaching

Tools & Software

ProPresenter, Planning Center, PowerPoint, Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools, Finale, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro

Personal

Married: Stephanie - 20 years
Kids Mackenzie (16), Deacon (14)
Personality: ENFJ

Top 3 Strengths

Strategic Thinking0%

Passion0%

Leadership0%

Philosophy of Worship
What is your philosophy of worship?

In the simplest of terms, worship is expressing value, or worth, to something. By that definition, anything can be worshipped. But in this context, worship is expressing value and worth to God. Worship is us expressing to God how valuable he is to us. The main word for “worship” in the New Testament is proskuneo, which means to bow “before and offer a kiss towards”, i.e., to kiss the feet. I believe this gives us a clear picture of what worship should look like. Worship is us expressing to God how much we love him, how nothing compares to Him, who He is. Worship is ministry to Jesus., not us. It is about Jesus, to Jesus, and for Jesus, It is not about US. It is not about how God makes me feel or what He can do for me. It is not a salve to uplift or inspire me. The goal of worship is not to make me comfortable., it is to pour out love and adoration upon Jesus. When we take worship and make it about ourselves, we are stealing something intended to bring God pleasure.

Ideal Relationship with Lead Pastor
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and worship leader?

The ideal relationship between lead pastor and worship pastor is grounded in trust and respect. Although trust and respect are built with time, there must be a foundational level of trust and respect in place for the relationship to flourish. The worship pastor must submit to the lead pastor as authority. In order for that to happen, the worship pastor needs to trust that the lead pastor is walking with Jesus and is leading out of that relationship and vision from the LORD, not out of a desire to appease or please man. In turn, the lead pastor must be able to trust and respect the worship pastor, that he is also walking with Jesus and is not merely out for his own personal interests. The two can then work together in unity and harmony, crafting worship experiences that are engaging and impactful. As the pastor shares his vision and direction for upcoming sermons, the worship pastor can then take the vision and run with it; filling in the gaps with creativity and spiritual intelligence. When these two are on the same page, there is no limit to what the church can do. When they are not on the same page, the church can do almost nothing.

References

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Favorite Worship Song

Graves into Gardens

Favorite Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17