Pastor Matt, his wife Beth, and their three children joined JBF in January of 2012. Prior to coming to JBF Pastor Matt served in Youth Ministry for over thirteen years. Originally from Indiana, the Perez family spent five and half years in Kodiak, Alaska serving in youth ministry before coming to JBF.
Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Central College, a Juris Doctorate from DePaul Law School, and a Master’s in Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute. One of Matt’s favorite verses, and his personal philosophy on ministry, comes from Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.”
In his personal time Pastor Matt can be found either spending time with his wife and kids, reading, riding his bike, or watching sports. You can listen to or download Matt's Sunday morning messages on our website.