Matt Graves

MattLead Pastor

Matt joined the Heritage staff in January of 2012 as Adult Ministries Pastor. Before coming on staff, Matt and his wife Corey had been involved in several ministries throughout the church and served as leaders of one of the pilot community groups; which was key to transitioning into the small group ministry at Heritage. In May of 2015, Matt moved into a teaching role during a season of transition at Heritage. In January of 2017, Matt was voted in as Lead Pastor at Heritage Church.

Matt has a heart and passion for reaching the unchurched in our community, whether it is an unbeliever with no church experience or the disenfranchised person who had a bad church experience who is now unchurched. The ministry at Heritage is designed to point people to intimacy with God, community with insiders and influence with outsiders. Matt’s desire for Heritage is that we reach the lost and equip the saints for the work of ministry. Being Kingdom minded is close to Matt’s heart as well, as he desires to build a bridge between local churches to work together in serving the Texarkana area.

Prior to coming on staff, Matt spent 13 years as a football coach, both at the collegiate and high school level. In 2010, Matt and Corey started the organization Laces of Grace; their purpose through Laces of Grace is to share the gospel of Christ and give shoes to needy children. Matt and Corey have 3 children: Baylie, Drew and Casey.

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