Riverside Staff & Elders


Matt Nations

Matt was born and raised right here in Florida. He and his wife Jess tied the knot in March of 2014 and had their first son, Kai Brave Nations, in September of 2018!


Matt joined the staff in January of 2014 and serves as Executive Director 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 When Heaven Breaks Through by Community Music.