Hello, City Church! For several years, I have been blessed by Pastor Dean’s friendship and have loved getting to know others of your staff members. From the beginning, I have been blown away by your church’s passion for Jesus, His gospel, and the city of Tallahassee. My wife Christie and I are native Floridians who have been married for 14 years. We look forward to introducing you to our five awesome kids! I can’t wait for our family to join you in this mission to reach the East side of Tally and beyond! Please pray for us as we transition, and ask Jesus to do great things through us for the gospel and for the city. God bless you!

Matt is originally from Merritt Island, FL, and graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Management. He received a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Worldview and Apologetics.

Matt enjoys soccer (especially Liverpool FC), basketball, piano, guitar, and reading - particularly C.S. Lewis. In ministry, he loves it when people understand and trust God's Word and personally experience how faithful Jesus is. 

Matt comes to City Church from First Baptist Sebring in Sebring, FL, where he formerly served as the Senior Pastor. Matt is married to Christie, and they have five children: Micah, Owen, Emma, Jackson, and Ansley. 

Follow Matt on Twitter: @matcrawford