Jack Reese began serving as Northside’s Executive Minister in June 2020. Jack has ministered in a variety of settings for more than fifty years. He has been a youth minister, campus minister, and singles minister in St. Louis, Norman, Iowa City, Memphis, and Abilene. He was the Minister of the Word at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio from 1982 to 1987. Jack has served as a professor of preaching, worship, and ministry at three universities and has served as a ministry consultant with churches on five continents. Before moving to San Antonio, Jack headed the Foundation for Community Empowerment in Dallas, addressing issues of poverty and racism and providing opportunities for personal advancement through education. He has composed numerous hymns and is the author of several books about church and ministry.
Jack is married to Lesa, who is a speech pathologist and educator. They love cooking together, singing, traveling to new places, reading geeky social science books, hosting friends in their home, working with San Antonio interfaith leaders, mentoring young Christians, and spending time with six adorable grandchildren. They love helping churches and are delighted to be part of the Northside family.