Matthew Cunningham

A Southern California Native, Matthew Cunningham was raised in Big Bear Lake, California for the first 18 years of his life.

Matthew holds a B.A. in Theology and Greek from Multnomah University, and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.  He currently serves as Lead Pastor here at The Gathering Church.

Matthew and his wife, Vanessa, are high school sweethearts and were married in the summer of 2004, in Pacific Grove, California. They are blessed with six children, who are the joys of their lives: Annelissa, Alatheia, Benjamin, Nathan, Noelle, and Lilly.  As a family, the Cunninghams enjoy camping, road-tripping, eating out, and dancing in the living room. Some of Matthew’s passions include: helping men grow in maturity and responsibility as husbands and fathers, seeing families strengthened, and seeing lost people meet Jesus. A couple of books which have been impacting in Matthew’s life have been Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards, and How Then Shall We Live? by Francis Shaeffer. Matthew delights to be a member of the body of Christ at The Gathering Church. He loves teaching the Bible, serving with the elders, and seeing the gospel impact someone’s heart so that they continue to grow in grace.

Sarai Saulo

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