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Matthew Hartsfield

Lead Pastor


 Matthew's ministry at Bay Hope Church focuses on connecting the church to the community in meaningful ways that result in making disciples for Jesus Christ, particularly in the lives of children and youth.

Matthew received his undergraduate education at Nova Southeastern University in 1984 and earned his Master of Divinity from Emory University in 1987. Matthew has been a minister since 1986 and has also served churches in Jacksonville and Lake Alfred, Florida.

He is married to Maisie and has two daughters, Sarah and Jill. You can read more about Pastor Matthew’s thoughts on his blog at matthewhartsfield.com.


Executive Directors



Corey Schob

Chief Executive Director

Emily Devries

Executive Director of Operations

Bill Atkinson

Executive Director of Missions & At Risk Kids

Bill Hoopes

Executive Director of Multisite

Jon Michael Richardson

Executive Director of Ministries

Zac Collins

Executive Director of Creative

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