Matt grew up in Middleburg, Florida and as a teenager, he realized his need for Jesus. Matt completed his Master’s of Divinity at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. It was there Matt fell in love with the Gospel and the grace of God. He enjoys reading and working around the house, he is an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and Florida Gators and truly believes that Batman is the greatest superhero of all time. His greatest joy is getting to spend time with his wife and kids. Matt and Julie were married in 2007.
Matt and Julie, along with four other families, started Grace Life Church in 2015 with the desire to see people transformed by the grace found in Jesus.
Courtney serves as the Kidlife director, as well as helping lead worship on Sunday mornings. She earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Mobile in 2015 and shortly after moved to the Jacksonville area. Courtney fell in love with children’s ministry while traveling with a ministry group in college, serving children’s homes across the Southeast. She recently married Nicholas Meyer, who the kids know as "Mr. Nick" who is always up for all of Mrs. Courtney's challenges. In their spare time, Courtney and Nick enjoy spending time with family and friends and playing with their pets.