Pastor Matt

I grew up in Roanoke and attended Roanoke College. After finishing college, I moved to Richmond to go to Union Presyterian Seminary. I graduated in 2004. Since going to seminary, I have spent time working in Youth Ministry at Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond and Park Street Christian Church in Charlottesville. I served as a Pastoral Care volunteer at the Hermitage Nursing Home from 2001 - 2004 and made some wonderful friends there. I also worked as a State Park Chaplain in Mifflinburg, PA for the Pennsylvania Council of Churches.

From 2004 to 2008, I served as the Associate Minister at Louisa Christian Church where I worked primarily in Youth Ministry. I served as the Senior Minister of Bethany Christian Church in Roanoke, VA from 2008 until 2011.

All along the way, I have always been surprised where God has led me. I have been fortunate to serve some really wonderful churches and people. I first arrived at Rocky Mount Christian Church in March 2011. What I have found is a great church that is full of loving people. I am thankful and happy to be here.

Family Life

I married my wife, Lisa, in 2006. We met in my last week of seminary in Richmond. Aside from the grace of God in my life, she is the best thing to ever happen to me. Our first daughter, Macey, was born in November 2008. My wife had another little girl, Cadyn, on August 5th of 2011. The house is rounded out with our two dogs, Paisley and Fletch-Bob (don't ask ... it's a long story). In my free time I like to play guitar, run, and read.

You can keep us with us through Facebook. Also, keep up with the sermons via podcast.

You can also visit, receive pastoral care, and spiritual direction by FaceTime of Google Hangouts. Please contact me to set this up.

Pastor Matt


Stop in ...

I really enjoy visiting with people. Please feel free to drop by the church office if you see my car.

Office Hours

I spend a lot of time out of the office visiting. However, I am almost always there on Monday and Friday from 9-12 pm. I am off on Wednesday most weeks. However, you are always welcome to call my cell phone or the church office.