Pastor Matthew & Lorena Brady

Pastor Matthew grew up in rural Oklahoma where, as a teenager he encountered the Lord in a mighty way at youth camp, surrendering to the wonderful salvation of the Lord. He credits his Grandpa and Grandma Brady and their prayers as an influence in his early childhood.   In 2005 he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at Phoenix 1st Assembly of God.  In 2007 Matthew and Lorena married and have two children, Ally 12 years old, and Gabe 8 years old.   Pastor Matthew faithfully served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves a total of 11 years. While stationed in California he served 3 combat tours in Iraq as a Combat Engineer and Chaplin Assistant climbing to the rank of Sgt. E5.   Matthew studied at the School of Ministry & Missions at Living Word Christian Center in Chicago, IL under Bill Winston from 2009-2010. In 2010 Matthew and Lorena moved their family to Montana where they lived until 2018. They moved to Texas in 2018 to attend Lifestyle Christianity University where he studied until 2020.   In April of 2020 Pastor Matthew and his family started attending Crosswalk Church. In September he was ordained to the ministry as our Associate Pastor. He also serves as the Youth Pastor.  He has a desire to see the youth gain momentum in knowing their identity in Christ and equipping them with the Word so that they may not come under the influence of this world.