On September 17, we voted to affirm Zac Condie as our new Pastor of Member Care.
Zac grew up in a family that wasn’t involved in church very much. He was raised with a general knowledge of God but no understanding of the gospel. As a teenager, Zac was someone who possessed everything the world would say we need to be satisfied, yet he knew something was missing from his life. When he was 16, two friends invited him to come with them to a weekend event at their church.
“That weekend I was confronted with the weight of my sin, as well as the love, grace, and mercy of my savior,” Zac said. “Life was about me and my priorities and ultimately living for my glory, and I realized there was no fulfillment in that. That night I knelt by my sleeping bag before bed and threw myself at the mercy of God by simply crying out, ‘Lord, I need you.’ I knew my only hope was in Christ, and I desired to repent of my sin and trust in Him.”
Zac was baptized a few years later at the age of 19. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in chemistry and went on to earn his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary in 2017.
Zac and his wife, Danielle, met shortly after college while serving together in parachurch ministry. They have been married for nine years and have been members of Brook Hills that entire time. They are the parents of three children, Selah (7), Ellis (5), and Cal (2).
Since 2014, Zac has worked as the director of Servant Life, a missions mobilization ministry that connects local churches with mission partners around the world and helps send them on short-term trips to advance the spread of the gospel.
Zac currently serves our faith family as an elder, leads an adult small group, serves in Student Ministry on Wednesday nights and Preschool Ministry on Sunday mornings, and is also part of two A-teams supporting some of our Long-Termers and Mid-Termers. He previously served as a camera operator on our video team, as a program director for our worship gatherings, and as a short-term trip leader. Zac considers his spiritual gifts to include leadership, teaching, knowledge, and service.
While Zac has already been shepherding our faith family in his role as an elder, he is particularly excited about the opportunities afforded in this new role. He is especially passionate about helping both members and guests of Brook Hills become more connected to God and one another by ensuring we are all cared for well. Zac has said, “Believers will best flourish in the church when they have opportunities to know others and to be known; to care for others and to receive care; to pray for others and to be prayed for; and when necessary, to admonish others and to be admonished. A healthy member is one who is regularly engaged in worship, connected to the members of the body and to God, and engaged in the ministry and mission and service of the church.”