Matt Benson | Lead Pastor
Matt, originally from Manchester, England, resides and serves in Longview, TX. After following the calling of the Lord in 1997, Matt left the UK and came to the U.S. to serve at Grace Creek Church alongside his father David, who was then Senior Pastor.
Since then, Matt has served in various churches and has traveled the globe, teaching and leading at national and international church ministry conferences including The Purpose Driven Church Conference (Saddleback Church, CA), Pastor Rick Warren and the Worship Institute (Dallas, TX), and the ASCEND WORSHIP CONFERENCE (Detroit, MI).
Matt has been involved in church ministry for 19 years, 13 of which have been full-time. Matt is a gifted preacher, teacher, instrumentalist, vocalist, and professional songwriter.
Matt has received certificates in Christian ministry from Mattersey Hall Bible College (England), Trinity Theological Seminary (online), and Alameda University, where he earned a B.A. in Christian Ministry. He has also studied under several church leadership models including The Bridge Church (England), Woodsedge Church (Houston), and South Palm Community Church (West Palm Beach, FL), the largest portable church in Florida where Matt served on the executive staff.
Matt & his wife, B., have 3 children: Max, Lexi & McCade.