We find ourselves sitting in the middle of a church culture that is fighting to "attract"people, and a culture that is growing more and more disenfranchised with the church. Jesus' last words to His church over two thousand years ago have never been more important than they are right now! Jesus commanded us to go out and to make disciples by living the way He lived while here on earth. That is who we desire to be as a church. A church that understands that our mission is simple and straight from Jesus...to make disciples. How do we do that? By living the Gospel out alongside others! The culture around us is tired of being invited to the next event. What they are desperate for is to experience the Gospel tangibly right where they are.
Pastor Matt Grimes
Leading the launch of this new church plant 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 from 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 a Masters in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.