Zac Hufty

On June 5, 2022, Zac Hufty was overwhelmingly confirmed by a church vote as the next Lead Pastor of The Village Baptist Church. Pastor Zac previously served at Houston’s First Baptist Church as the Minister of Campus Development in Cypress, Texas. 

He began his ministry in 2002 as a student ministry intern during his summers in college and then began full time ministry in 2005 as a Student Pastor in Missouri, and then later in Texas. Working in different church environments across the US and abroad, Pastor Zac has experience communicating and leading within a diversity of people and cultures. He is a pastor at heart, with experience building and leading teams in a multi-generational, multi-site church context. He is an innovative, strategic, and entrepreneurial leader and comes alive by using his exhortation/teaching and leadership gifts to help the local church discover the abundant life that only Christ provides. Pastor Zac has enjoyed a speaking ministry for churches, state, national, and international conventions and organizations including camps, retreats, mission trips, workshops, seminars, and podcasts.

A native of Missouri, Pastor Zac graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He completed his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. He is married to Nicole (2005) and they are blessed to have three beautiful daughters. 

In his free time Pastor Zac enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and trying to get a hole in one on the golf course. 

“Zac is a grounded strong teacher, a visionary leader with great organization skills. Zac is a hard worker who will take care not to drive the ship too fast. Zac is one of our best!”

Gregg Matte | Senior Pastor
Houston's First Baptist Church
Houston, Texas

“As far as character goes, Zac is one of the few people who is actually better offstage than on stage. Zac has high emotional intelligence. He knows how to lead and connect with a wide variety of people. His boldness for the gospel is inspiring.”

Bryan Jones | Teaching Pastor
The Heights Baptist Church
Richardson, Texas

“I have known Zac for almost a decade now and what I admire most about Zac is his love for his wife and family and his personal walk with the Lord. You can tell a lot about a person by how they serve their senior leader. Zac has always been a team player and always served with a spirit of humility and cooperation.”

Dr. Jarrett Stephens | Senior Pastor
Champion Forest Baptist Church
Houston, Texas