Matt moved to Tallahassee on July 10, 1996 founded Canopy Roads Baptist Church on September 8 that same year. He and his wife Terri have four grown kids (Allyson, Sara, Emily, and Tim) and three grandchildren. Matt grew up in Midway, Alabama on his family farm. He has a master’s degree in beef cattle nutrition from Auburn University. Following college he worked for ten years with the Federal Land Bank in Alabama. He responded to a call to ministry in 1991 and subsequently obtained a master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Tallahassee he served two churches in Alabama one of which was a new church plant.
Justin and his wife Lindsey are both originally from Tallahassee, Florida. From 2011 to 2017, they lived in Lynchburg, Virginia while attending seminary and, upon their graduation, began working for Liberty University. While in Lynchburg, Justin and Lindsey helped co-found a simple church network and start a landscaping company. They have two children, Aiden (2.5 yrs old) and Kennedy (6 months old). Justin and Lindsey are enjoying being back in Florida and serving Christ alongside the people of Canopy Roads Baptist Church.