Dave Matchette

Senior Pastor

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." - Galatians 5:1

It is my privilege to serve our church as we seek to understand and live out the life-changing gospel of Jesus. The gospel is good news that affects every area of your life, for God’s glory and your joy. The gospel is the entrance way to salvation, and also the framework for growing more like Christ. The gospel can set you free! 

My Story

I grew up in a good church, but faith for me was basically spiritual life insurance. During my college years, I was at a summer camp, and I was reading the gospel of Mark. In it Jesus declares, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” And that’s when God showed me His amazing grace. Since I began that journey, I have seen a faithful and merciful God do greater things than I would’ve ever guessed or imagined. I know where I’ve come from, where I’m going, and the savior Jesus who made all of that possible. 

I met my wife Sarah in college, and we married in 2004. We have four dragon-slayers-in-training (Kenan, Ezra, Jude, and Eden). They are storytellers, LEGO enthusiasts, and Eagles fans, just like daddy. Unlike daddy, they don’t enjoy a strong cup of coffee, but I would love the chance to share one with you.