Our Story

In the fall of 2012, Brad Zachritz was challenged to step out on faith and explore the concept of planting a church.  As Brad and his wife, Abby, began praying over the calling, God began to place a passion for residents of Gainesville, Florida on their hearts.  Brad resigned his post as youth pastor of Crosspoint Church in Cape Coral and became fully committed to making Shift Church a reality.

The concept was to open a different kind of church in Gainesville. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment that allows real people to engage and interact with each other.  Armed with culturally relevant and practical messages to guide their everyday lives, we want people to maximize their potential and use their gifts to benefit others in our community.  We aim to stretch and challenge people to have a personal relationship with God.  We want to change the way people view church and ultimately God.

Shift Church represents a movement of people that want to see a change happen throughout the city of Gainesville.   We invite you to join us, be part of the story, and help write the next chapter.