Matt grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Boston College in 1996 and then moved to south Florida to pursue a professional golf career (1996-2000), but the Lord had better plans and sometime around 2000 the Lord graciously saved Matt from his sin and from the eternal wrath of God, robing him in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and consecrating him unto holiness and the ministry of the gospel!
Matt is married to Melissa Stanchek and they have two children. Their son (Hosea Matthew Stanchek) was born on March 21, 2012 and their daughter (Hannah Louise Stanchek) was born on March 10, 2015.
Matt received his Masters of Divinity from the Expositor’s Seminary in 2011 and was ordained to the ministry of the gospel by Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida on May 20, 2012. Matt was named senior pastor of Grace Bible Church Plantation on April 15, 2012 and began to assume full-time duties on June 1, 2012.
Matt has a passion for expository preaching (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 4:2), leadership training (2 Tim. 2:2), discipleship (Mt. 28:19-20), biblical counseling (Acts 20:31; Rom. 15:14), faithful shepherding (1 Pet. 5:1-4), evangelism (2 Tim. 4:5), missions, and church planting (Mt. 28:18-20; Rom. 15:18-24).