Next Level Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Matt Keller is the founder and lead pastor of Next Level Church in Fort Myers, FL. God has used him to lead the church from 30 people at its grand opening in 2002 to now over 2,000 people. As lead pastor, Matt thinks, creates, leads, inspires, and teaches, and the scope of his influence extends far beyond Southwest Florida. He is passionate about investing in other churches, and has helped hundreds of pastors and church planters around the country take their leadership and churches to the next level. One paragraph isn’t enough for you to get to know Matt, but just picture Chandler from Friends on an extreme sugar high from red Skittles and Diet Mountain Dew. A funny but anointed communicator, Matt speaks over 250 times a year. As for his speaking attire, let's just say Matt never met a shirt he didn't like.
A born encourager, Matt has a God-given ability to look past what is to see what could be. One of his favorite sayings is: “We’re church planters. We figure it out. We don’t take no for an answer. That’s what we do.” Matt is the author of The Up the Middle Church, a great tool for pastors and leaders to use as they journey through ministry and life. His next book, The God of the Underdogs, is due for release in Fall 2013. His third book is going to be about how to score an amazing wife--or at least it should be, because his wife Sarah is incredible! High school sweethearts, Matt and Sarah have spent more of their lives together than they have apart. Keeping them in line are their two sons, Will and Drew.