Matt is the Chief Mobilization Officer for the North American Mission Board where he helps lead the charge to start 1250 new churches every year in North America. He’s the founding pastor of Story City Church in Los Angeles, a church with two campuses in the heart of the entertainment industry where he pastored actors, producers, musicians, entrepreneurs and creative leaders. Matt is known for creating environments where communities are served and people far from God are free to explore faith in Jesus.
He’s an entrepreneur, author, and speaker having written a book on leadership as well as contributing to four other books. Prior to planting Story City, Matt served in student ministry for 14 years seeing thousands place their faith in Christ, hundreds sent overseas on short term missions, and many giving one year of their life after graduation to an overseas ministry context.
Matt is a proud graduate of Clemson University as well as Southeastern Seminary. He’s been married to Laura for 15 years and they have three children. They now live in Atlanta, where they enjoy four seasons of weather, college football, and family time together.