Born and raised in Fresno, Matt attended Peoples Church growing up and considers it a dream come true to serve as the Community Outreach Pastor. As a graduate of Fresno State with a degree in business management, he and his wife Vanessa owned and managed AOP Embroidery.
Together they ran a successful business for nearly 13 years and were fortunate enough to sell the business to answer the call to ministry. Looking back, Matt credits those years as preparation for God’s ultimate plan. Matt spent his first few years as the Junior High Pastor before transferring in to his current position.
Matt loves technology and soccer; if there is a new gadget he probably has it. If he is not with his family or fiddling with the latest Apple device, you can probably find him on the soccer field or in front of a TV watching his beloved Manchester United.
He has coached soccer for the past 23 years at Fresno Christian High School where his son Jarrod is an alumnus. Getting to watch young men learn the values of competition on the field and then applying it to everyday life is one of his favorite things about coaching.