Zack Blair is the founding pastor of Hill City Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his wife, Lauren is the co-pastor and children’s pastor.
They are parents to Noah, Nora, and Judah. Prior to leading a church, Zack and Lauren worked together for 15 years helping teenagers and young adults heal from their past and dream toward their future. Zack and Lauren have a deep love for children and teens and see education as a means toward pointing young people to Christ. Lauren has degrees in elementary and special education from Geneva College and she worked in the public school system at New Horizon School in Beaver. Since choosing to classically educate their own children, the Blairs have had a growing desire for classical program options for students in Pittsburgh. With Zack’s interpersonal and leadership skills and Lauren’s organizational gifts and creativity, they are a perfect complement to Arise Classical Academy’s leadership team.