Hey everyone! Its Amber, Pastor Zak’s wife.
I thought I’d take over the blog for today and answer some of the questions that I get asked often about our pastor…
What is the most funny thing you can share about your husband?
He kind of jokes about it on stage sometimes, but he really does dislike cats and he really is scared of frogs! He also does a great T-REX impression. Yes, like the dinosaur. Couper is trying to model / learn it right now. It is hilarious!
Does Pastor Zak pick out all of his own clothes each week? Does he do all of his own shopping?
NO! I am sort of his chief fashion consultant. He’s got swag, but I help him and cover most of the shopping!
Does Pastor Zak really do the dishes?
Yes. Every single night.
What will you be doing about school for your kids?
For now, we are going public school. We are open to other things, like private school, and we will continue to pray through what is best for our family as each new school year approaches.
How do you, as a Pastor’s wife, address your husband?
I call him Donald or Hound-dog when I’m being sweet (which only makes sense to a few people). If I need his attention I’ll say “Zakry!” Its not the best thing I do, but I do it from time to time. I don’t recommend you ever do that. If I am talking about him to someone else, I call him Pastor Zak or Mr. White.
What did your parents do when you were growing up that has helped you in your ministry the most?
My mom has been one of the strongest influences in my life. She introduced me to Jesus when I was twelve and encouraged me that I could do anything in life if I worked hard. Mom also taught me that kindness was key to touching peoples’ hearts. My dad’s job moved us around a lot growing up, so that helped me become more social and taught me how to love people.
From the wife’s perspective, how was church planting?
Church planting has been and continues to be the toughest thing we have ever done but also the most rewarding thing we have ever done! One of the hardest challenges was having a baby boy AND a baby church at the same time.
Is is difficult being the preacher’s wife in such a fast growing church?
Yes! This is why I have many mentors and coaches. I am so grateful that God has brought Godly women into my life like Jessica Cornelius, Kelly Dykstra, Lisa Young, Lisa Hughes and Julie Richard.
Do you have any tips for other church planting wives?
My number one tip would be that we as wives have to be our husbands number one cheerleaders! Your husband needs it…trust me.
What do you do to help your husband?
Vision, vision, vision! I cheer him on, host people, keep our family healthy and handle a lot of the style at Revolution. I also sit on the front row at every single service. He has never asked me to do it, I just feel like its part of my calling at Revolution Church.
Do women ever act interested in your husband? If so, what do you do?
We don’t deal with that a whole lot because we are both very public with our love for each other. We also have lines that we have drawn way far back from sin that protect us in our marriage. The best thing we do is just keep the lines of communication open.
Your schedule is crazy busy. How do you and Pastor Zak make time for each other? Do you have any suggestions on fun dates?
We guard date night and will fight for it to the death! We put Couper to bed on a regular schedule. And my favorite, we make it a point to go out of town, just the two of us a couple of times each year. As far as fun date night ideas, we just enjoy going out to eat and talking. We don’t ever go to the movies, because we don’t feel like it really lets us spend quality time together. If you live in San Antonio, check out Tycoon Flats for good eats and great atmosphere!