Meet our Pastor

Pastor Matt Gallant

I'm Pastor Matt and this is my story:
Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 30 minutes outside of Lynchburg, Virginia, I was raised in a church-going home; however, my Dad was not a believer when I was young. I remember as a child seeing my Dad decide to follow Jesus, get baptized and become a leader in our church. He served as deacon and then deacon chairman, later leading our church through a difficult season. I was baptized as a young child but did not understand the significance of what I was doing. At 15 years old, at a Christian Camp, I genuinely placed my faith in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I felt called into ministry about a year later. Though I ran from that calling for a season, I couldn't outrun God.

At 18, I began to lead a Bible study as part of Campus Crusade for Christ at the community college that I attended, then transferred to Liberty University in 2004 where I completed my bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry in 2006.  I then went to seminary at Liberty and finished with my Masters of Divinity in 2009.  At Liberty, I served in different ministries as a camp counselor, worship leader, youth pastor, children's pastor and camp director. It was in 2005 while serving as a camp counselor at a camp in North Carolina that I met my wife McKenzie. We were married in 2008 and I moved to Savannah where I served in various ministries for different seasons as a pulpit supply pastor, children's pastor and worship leader. I also worked at Bethesda Academy and did nursing home ministry.  

In 2013, McKenzie and I welcomed our oldest daughter, Sophia, and started on the adventure of parenting. We have since added two more daughters (Faith in 2014 and Raelynn in 2020) and one son (Adrian in 2023) to our family.

I first served at SNBC as Youth Pastor & Worship leader starting in September 2015 and then became Associate Pastor in 2022. As of February 2023, I was called and received as Senior Pastor. I am grateful to serve my church family in this capacity and look forward to raising my family in this loving community.

So that's my story, but I would love to hear yours. If you would like to meet up, or if there's any way I can be praying for you, or any way we can be of service to you, send me an email and I'd be glad to connect with you.