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JD OST

Lead Pastor

Pastor JD Ost was called to be a pastor after graduating High School in Union City, TN. He moved to Tyler, Texas, pursued ministerial training, and came back home to study communications and serve the local church. While serving his local church, Pastor JD met his beautiful wife, Leah. After more than a decade in full-time ministry, he and Leah felt a clear call from God to move to Nashville and plant a life-giving church.

In 2013, with a few close friends around a plate of amazing chocolate chip cookies, the vision for what would be Zeal Church was born.

Pastor JD is a gifted teacher and communicator. He has a passion for making God’s word relatable and practical. He has a heart for reaching people and helping them know God, no matter where they are on their journey. He and Leah live in Nashville with their two sons Bekton and Baylor.

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JD OST

Lead Pastor

Pastor JD Ost was called to be a Pastor after graduating High School in Union City, TN. He moved to Tyler, Texas, pursued ministerial training, and came back home to study communications and serve the local church. While serving his local church, Pastor JD met his beautiful wife, Leah. After more than a decade in full-time ministry, he and Leah felt a clear call from God to move to Nashville and plant a life-giving church.

In 2013 with a few close friends, around a plate of amazing chocolate chip cookies, the vision for what would be Zeal Church was born.

Pastor JD is a gifted teacher and communicator. He has a passion for making God’s word relatable and practical. He has a heart for reaching people and helping them know God, no matter where they are on their journey. He and Leah live in Nashville with their two sons Bekton and Baylor.

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Executive Team

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Leah Ost
Executive Director of Programming

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Phil Schmidt
Executive Director of Operations

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Marilynn Porritt
Executive Director of Ministries

Staff

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Ana Araujo
Ministries Project Manager

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Phill Constantinescu
Communications Director

Bethany Davis
Kids Pastor

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Jordan Davis
Kids Pastor

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Carter Hamblin
Production Director

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Caleb Marsh
Next-Gen Director

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Racheal Marsh
Graphic/Video Designer

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Jordan McCullough
Programming Project Manager

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Hannah McGraw
Finance Director

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Colton Mosley
Facilities Director

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Jay Oliver
Student Director

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Lori Ost
Outreach & Hospitaltiy Director

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Joey Riggins
Creative Director

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Kelly Roberson
Worship Director

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Ashley Schmidt
Experience Director

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Lori Schmidt
Groups Director

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Michelle Schorp
Worship Director