Zac James is an award-winning composer, sound designer, songwriter and worship leader who creates music for video games, films, trailers, apps and other media at a private studio in Westerville, OH.
Zac currently serves as the Worship & Creative Arts Director at Quest Community Church in Westerville, OH since 2016. Because of this full-time commitment, ZJC has been in 98% hiatus for the past 19 months while honoring previous commitments to clients and using ZJC equipment to create tracks for Ableton Live on Sundays at Quest.
Before coming to Quest, Zac led worship for VGF, a 1400+ congregation, 16-18 weekends/year in Newark, OH, as well as interim at ReyNaz in Reynoldsburg, OH. His song “King of Heaven” appeared on VGF Creative’s “Night of Worship EP” and received radio airplay in the Columbus, OH area. As the founder of Encounter, he started a student-led worship service at Cedarville University which was integrated into the Worship major curriculum and the class Worship Practicum.
Zac has been blessed with the ability to play and perform a variety of instruments at a professional level in live and studio settings, including lead/harmony vocals, piano, drums, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, cajon and other auxillary percussion instruments. He is passionate about worship ministry, and actively pursues opportunities to mentor worship leaders & develop individuals to serve in worship teams. In 2017, he spoke at University of Findlay, and worked with their “Revive” ministry on strategic planning for developing future ministry.
His touring/album credits include over 500 theater shows with Wendy and the James Gang from 2000-2007 (“God Loves You” & “Song of the King”), 200+ concerts/services with HeartSong from Cedarville University from 2009-2012 (“Healed”, “Generation” & “HeartSong Live 2012″) and VGF Creative 2014 (“Night of Worship EP”).
In his spare time, Zac loves spending time with his wife Kaitie playing video games, as well as church ministry, and spending time with extended family.