Pastor Jack Hayford was a pastor, author, and chancellor emeritus of The King’s University in Southlake, Texas, which he founded in 1997. He was formerly the founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, and was the fourth president of the Foursquare Church. He grew The Church on the Way from a small congregation with only 18 members to become one of the first megachurches in America. By the mid-1980s, membership exceeded 10,000. A prolific and best-selling writer, Pastor Jack was the author or co-author of more than fifty books and composed 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally known and widely recorded “Majesty.” Pastor Jack was an acknowledged “bridge-builder,” helping to forge healthy bonds among all segments of the Body of Christ. He is recognized for his balance in preaching the Word, avoiding extremes while not compromising the demands of truth. In 2017, Pastor Jack’s wife, Anna, went home to be with the Lord. Together, they had four grown children, eleven grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. A year after Anna’s death, Jack was wed to Valarie. The couple lived happily in the San Fernando Valley until Pastor Jack’s passing on January 8, 2023.