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Riverside Staff & Elders



Matt Nations

Matt was born and raised right here in Southwest Florida. He and his wife Jess tied the knot in March of 2014 and have three incredible kids, Kai Brave, Jayse Jireh and River Joy.


Matt joined the staff in January of 2014 and serves as Executive Pastor of Community. He and his team lead the charge in equipping our church to Make and Send Disciples. Matt also oversees our Missions and Next Gen Ministries.


Matt is passionate about walking beside others and seeing Jesus break chains and bring freedom! He enjoys running, watching sports, and a good cup of coffee. The top 3 songs on his playlist are: Beyond The Blue by Josh Garrels, Glory by Dermot Kennedy, and anything Maverick City releases. 

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