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 and movie nights with Sara!
Zach serves as the worship leader at Living Hope. Zach is originally from Stilwell, OK. He 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. After graduation, Zach and Sarah moved to Louisville, KY. Zach attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received an M.A. in Worship Leadership and Sarah attended Boyce College where she received a B.S. in Music and Worship Studies. While in Louisville, the Taylors attended Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. Upon graduation, Zach and Sarah sought God’s will for where they would serve. There was a small team forming at SGCL to plant a church in NW Arkansas. After much prayer and counsel, the Taylors signed on to join the church plant team. Some books that have had a lot of 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 2 boys, Judah and Zeke.