The Next Lead Pastor at GFC

The elders are pleased to announce that Matt Murphy will now serve as the Lead Pastor of GFC. (You can view the announcement at the bottom of this page.) Matt joined GFC’s staff in 2014. In his 4 years on staff, he has served in a variety of roles including Family Life Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Executive Pastor. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University and a Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary. Before joining GFC, he served in full time ministry as Conference and Camp Director for 8 years at Pine Cove Camps in Texas. Matt and his wife, Katie, are blessed with three kids – Lily (7), Asher (5), and Coen (4). He has a passion for teaching and discipleship and is excited for GFC to continue pursuing its mission of building a community to reach a community.


“I believe God has brought Matt to us “for such a time as this.” We always look for three things in our staff. Character, competency, and chemistry. Matt Murphy has all three and more! Matt’s commitment to God and His word, and our vision of helping people take next steps in the Ultimate Journey of being changed and used by Christ, makes the future of Grace Fellowship full of hope and promise.” – Tom Oyler

“I’m so grateful for Tom’s legacy of leading with authenticity and faithfully teaching the Word of God. God has used him to shape Grace Fellowship Church in such a significant way. Looking ahead, I’m excited for what God has in store as He continues to lead us into the future.” – Matt Murphy

-The Lead Pastor Comissioning for Matt Murphy will be on Sunday August 12th at 9:15am and 11am.
-There will be special celebrations to honor Tom and Leslie Oyler in the Fall.