Andy Zapata

Pastor of Worship


Born in Houston and raised in plain ol’ Plano, Texas by an opera-trained, voice-teacher mother and a father from Peru, I didn’t have much access to “normal music.” After my parents divorced in middle school, I went in and out of rebellion, or at least my version of it. Rather than speak my father’s mother tongue, I took German as a foreign language, much to my Father’s chagrin. What I meant for evil, the Lord had other ideas about. I loved German and continued to study it in all four years of high school and then spent a summer on an exchange program.

I played guitar and sang in bands around the region in high school and college before getting plugged into a local church. I took up a new instrument in keys, and began to play in the worship band and lead worship for youth. Later, the Lord gave me the opportunity to play with a couple of artists and on a few recordings, all the while soaking up as much as I could that I might grow as an instrumentalist and worship leader.

I attended Criswell College with a major in Biblical studies after a varied academic pursuit of physics, German, and biology. I married my beautiful wife Jaime in 2012.  In 2015, following a year as a worship leader at a church plant in Frisco, I received a call from an old roommate, Charlie Ridenour. He informed me that there was an opening at Crossroads for a worship pastor and after a time of prayer, Jaime and I felt God was pulling us to CBC and we joined in August. It continues to be privilege and to watch the Lord move here among our people.