Matt is a native to Kern County, born and raised in the metropolis of Taft. Next to Christ, music was always somewhat of the centerpiece of his family growing up and still is today. Along with his wife Lisa, they have three beautiful daughters, Abby, Emma, and Ayva who are very involved in both the youth and children’s ministries here at CCV. Matt joined us on staff as Worship Ministries Director in 2011 and loves the opportunity each week to lead the people of CCV with a variety of songs that both encompass the past and embrace the present. When he’s not leading music, Matt loves to be in the outdoors camping or fishing (or both), making wood projects in the garage, or cooking, both on the stove and the grill. He also loves creating music, as a singer, songwriter, and recording engineer even though he says he doesn’t get to do it often enough. Currently, Matt and Lisa are also heading up our Summer of Service ministry, where they will be getting the people of CCV out into the community to help meet the needs of the Bakersfield area and its people.