Matthew Hartsfield is the Lead Pastor of Bay Hope Church, a multi-site church in Tampa, Florida, where he has served since 1993.
Matthew received his undergraduate education at Nova Southeastern University in 1984 and earned his Master of Divinity from Emory University in 1987.
Matthew has also pastored churches in Jacksonville and Lake Alfred, Florida.
He is the author of “Shouting at Jesus: Unleash an Impolite Faith,” and co-author of “Grounded in Creed,” and “Grounded in Prayer.”
His ministry at Bay Hope focuses on connecting the church to the community in meaningful ways that result in making disciples for Jesus Christ, particularly in the lives of children and youth.
Matthew is married to Maisie and they have two grown daughters and two granddaughters.