About

About Zach and Shellie:

Zach and Shellie Maddox are cross-cultural ministers, educators, speakers, and writers. They have experience teaching in Florida and the Chicago area. Zach oversaw international schools in Khartoum, Sudan, and Jerusalem, Israel, and currently serves as lead pastor of New Life Church in Jerusalem.

Zach and his family lived in Khartoum for two years and now reside in East Jerusalem. Through their work, Zach and Shellie encourage others to live according to the teachings of Jesus and promote positive change in their communities and nations.

Zach and Shellie, along with their three children, long to see Jesus unveiled in the hearts and minds of people around the world.

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Favorite Book: Radical

Favorite Quote:

When we abandon the trinkets of this world and respond to the radical invitation of Jesus, we discover the infinite treasure of knowing and experiencing him.” – David Platt

Favorite Speech:

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, 1910

Recent Reads:
Dying Out Loud – Shawn Smucker
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
What Christ Thinks of the Church – John Stott
Follow Me – David Platt
Multiply – Francis Chan
The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

Recommended Reads:
Radical – David Platt
Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
Speaking of Jesus – Carl Medearis
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
Circle Maker – Mark Batterson