Matt Macnaughton

Lead Pastor

Matt grew up in Orange Park, Florida and as a teenager, he realized his need for Jesus. Matt completed his Master’s of Divinity at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. It was there Matt fell in love with the Gospel and the grace of God. He enjoys reading and working around the house, he is an avid Atlanta Braves and Florida Gator fan and truly believes that Batman is the greatest superhero of all time. His greatest joy is getting to spend time with his wife and kids. Matt and Julie were married in 2007.

Matt and Julie, along with four other families, started Grace Life Church in 2015 with the desire to see young families experience true grace found in Jesus. 

Ben Beck


Ben serves as the church operations director, playing piano and lending his voice to the praise team on Sunday mornings. He recently completed his Master of Arts in Bible through Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville. His Bachelor's degree is a BM in Music Education from Western Michigan University. He is on staff at Jacksonville University as a collabrative pianist, and performs for various theaters, competitions, and other events throughout the state of Florida. A Disney enthusiast and an avid runner, he actually enjoys running the Disney marathon each January. No, really - he LIKES to run.



Lawrence serves as the Director of LifeGroups and is involved in many aspects of our church. He graduated from Trinity Baptist College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology. He teaches Bible to Middle and High School students at First Coast Christian School. He enjoys reading and studying theology, learning more about the Bible, and doing research to increase his knowledge on various subjects. He is also a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Florida State Seminoles, and Chelsea Football Club. Lawrence and Brittany have been married 3 years and have an amazing Cocker Spaniel fur baby

Making Jesus-Centered Disciples For God's Glory

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