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Matthew Young
Pastor of Ministry & Worship


Matthew has been serving in church ministry for over 10 years in various capacities. Matthew received a bachelor's degree in Theology from Summit Bible College. Matthew was asked by Pastor Jarrod to join the team in 2016 to lead the student ministry department. In 2017, he stepped in to provide leadership over the worship ministry as well, which has grown to a thriving team of over 30 musicians and vocalists who rotate on different teams each month. After several years at Rise, he is now our Pastor of Ministry, leading, recruiting, and training our many ministry teams. Matthew loves that the people at Rise desire authentic relationships and to truly grow in Christ. He is married to his beautiful wife, Courtney, and they have two sons (Maverick and Mason).

Favorite Activity?

Dominating Fornite (if you don't know, you don't know).

Favorite Sport?

Football - go Dallas Cowboys!

Favorite Vacation Spot?

My home or Australia (but I've never been).

Favorite Local Restaurant?

Sequoia Brewing Company (their Philly Cheese Steak is the best I've had)

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee all the way. I hate tea.