Chad Veach: 5 Things To Know About Pastor Who Officiated Travis & Kourtney’s Italy Wedding

Get to know Chad Veach, the evangelical pastor and officiant of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's 2022 wedding in Italy.

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  • Chad Veach is an evangelical pastor.
  • He founded Zoe Church in Los Angeles.
  • He officiated Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Italy wedding.

Chad Veach is the man who married Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker for the third time in 2022. Chad, an evangelical pastor famous on TikTok, and the founder of a Los Angeles-based church, officiated the couple’s star-studded Catholic wedding in Portofino, Italy in May 2022. Chad will likely appear in Kourtney and Travis’ upcoming Hulu special featuring footage from the Italian nuptials.

Since Chad is based in LA, he’s close with other religious celebrities like the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, and Chris Pratt. However, he has come under fire over accusations that his church is anti-LGBTQ. Here is everything you need to know about Chad Veach.

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Chad Veach in Los Angeles in October 2020 (Photo: Broadimage/Shutterstock)

Chad is the founder of Zoe Church.

Chad founded Zoe Church in 2014 with his wife Julia. He modeled the church after Hillsong Church that’s frequented by celebrities like Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin. The Zoe Church website says that the church’s goal is to held visitors “find community, hope, and encouragement.”

He’s an author.

Chad had published five books. His first book came out in 2012 and his most recent book was published in 2022.

He’s married.

Chad and his wife Julia are co-founders and partners at Zoe Church. The couple shares four children. Their daughter Georgia was born with lissencephaly, a rare condition that causes a child’s brain to develop the wrong way during pregnancy. Chad and Julia have turned to faith throughout their daughter’s health battle.

He’s close with Justin Bieber.

Chad met Justin Bieber through Justin’s spiritual advisor in 2013. The pair grew close and Chad even joined Justin on his 2017 Purpose World Tour, to be there in case Justin needed him. Chad actually has a tattoo on his left arm that’s written in Justin’s handwriting.

He’s been accused of being anti-LGBTQ.

Actor Elliot Page called out Zoe Church for not being inclusive to the LGBTQ community back in 2019. Elliot was responding to Chris Pratt’s interview on Stephen Colbert‘s talk show and said that Zoe Church, which Chris frequents, “is infamously anti lgbtq.” However, Chris later defended Chad’s church and said that the establishment “opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”