Matt Bruns
Pastor of Discipleship

I accepted Christ at the age of 14, responding to a call to leave behind my fear of acceptance by others to be accepted by Jesus.  As a youth, I began leading praise and worship for my church youth group through vocals and guitar, and at age 18, accepted the call of ministry.  After attending Liberty University, where I received both my Bachelor's and Master of Arts, I served in ministry to youth for 12 years, 9 of those years in my home church in Virginia Beach, VA.  

My wife, Amanda, and I are high school sweethearts and have three beautiful daughters, Lily, Maribel, and Norah.  In my free time, I enjoy indulging in my passion for food by cooking (or eating!), playing guitar and games, and enjoying the company of friends.