Leading the launch of this new church is Matt Grimes.  Matt, his wife Carmen, and their daughter Elin are passionate about making the most of their time together.  They enjoy any type of memory making from simple experiences, to traveling to experience new and exciting places!  Carmen is a Knoxville native, and after 15 years of ministry here, Knoxville has become home for Matt as well.  They are passionate about seeing the Gospel transform lives, and helping people walk in maturity in Christ.  Matt has been in full time ministry for almost 20 years, in student ministry as well as serving as a Campus Pastor.  Matt is a certified public speaking consultant and coach with SCORRE.  He graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors in Religion, and received a Masters in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.