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 three children. Their son (Hosea Stanchek) was born in March 2012, their daughter (Hannah Stanchek) was born in March 2015 and their son (Judson Stanchek) was born in May 2017.
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), shepherding (1 Pet. 5:1-4), evangelism (2 Tim. 4:5), missions, and church planting (Mt. 28:18-20; Rom. 15:18-24).