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July 12 | Matt Smallbone

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Matt Smallbone

Lead Pastor

Matt Smallbone is an Australian who won the right to live in the USA via the green card lottery (yes, that is actually a thing). Matt met his wife, Mary, in the 11th grade, and they are the proud parents of four energetic kids: Isaac, Caleb, Jack & Eliana. They have lived in the USA since 2005. Prior to their move to Nashville, Matt and his family lived in Ormond Beach, FL, where Matt served as a pastor at Salty Church. His resumé also includes science teacher in Australia’s wild west, professional bass player with Michael W. Smith, booking agent for motivational speakers, and music director at The People’s Church. Matt enjoys Costa Rican coffee, Fender Precision basses, Thai food, cricket, and 90’s music.