Matt serves Living Hope primarily through preaching and teaching, casting vision and leading the church planting 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. Matt also attended and graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. The Gray’s then moved to Fayetteville to help plant the church. Several books that have impacted Matt are Humility by CJ Mahaney, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer and Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding boarding and movie nights with Sara!