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Meet the Team

Our pastors love the Lord, the Word of God,
and the community in and around the Fayetteville area.

Matt Gray

Lead Pastor

Matt serves Living Hope primarily through preaching and teaching, casting vision and leading the leadership team. Matt is originally from Bryant, AR and moved to Russellville where he received his B.S. in Emergency Management. A week later he married his wonderful wife, Sara, and together they moved to Louisville, KY, where he would later earn a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduate from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. The Grays then moved to Fayetteville to help plant the church. Several books that have impacted Matt are Humility by C.J. Mahaney, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer and Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending quality time with his three favorite girls; Sara, Karis, and Andi.

Zach Taylor

Pastor

 Zach serves the church through leading worship, administration, and leading a community group. Zach is originally from Stilwell, OK and attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where he received a B.A. in Music. Before his final year at NSU, Zach married his wife, Sarah, and after graduation they moved to Louisville, KY. Zach attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received an M.A. in Worship Leadership. A year after Zach graduated, the Taylors moved to Fayetteville to help with the church plant. Some books that have had a significant impact on Zach are Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin, Music Through the Eyes of Faith by Harold Best, and Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell. In his free time, Zach enjoys playing music, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and 4 kids, Judah, Zeke, Huxley, and Nori.

We Don't do this Alone

Our deacons and ministry leaders are instrumental in carrying out the mission and values of our church.​

Chick Yatsko

DEACON

Rob Astle

DEACON

Peter Mular

DEACON

Sarah Taylor

DIRECTOR OF
WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Sara Gray

DIRECTOR OF
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Micah & Teresa Canfield

PRAYER MINISTRY DIRECTORS

Barbara & Galen Root

WELCOME TEAM DIRECTORS

Ronnie Harmon

ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR

Tim Campbell

DIRECTOR OF
YOUNG ADULTS