Assistant Pastor Matt Bowles, a one-time an anthropology major with an archaeology emphasis at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, once spent three months on an archaeology dig in the Middle East. Matt has engaged his anthropological and historical interests through M.Div studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida and almost two decades of pastoral ministry, primarily in his native Knoxville, Tennessee and more recently in Ocala, Florida, where he has overseen student ministry and spearheaded the mission committee in his role as an Associate Pastor. From there, Matt served as the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship International (RUF-I) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA from 2015 to 2018.
Matt has served as Assistant Pastor at Spriggs Road since 2018. Matt is married to Amy, who he first met on a blind date, and they have three daughters and one son.