Meet The Team

Pastor Matt Hall

Youth Pastor

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Pastor Matt came to Church of the Living God with his family when he was 6 years old!  He began preaching at 10 years old, was teaching youth Sunday School at 18, and became the lead youth pastor at 23!  His passion for God, his family, and his church guides his kingdom-purpose, which is to make disciples!  He believes in everyone's potential and is called to help them achieve it!
He recently obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Life Christian University, and is pursuing his Masters in Theology.  He's married to his beautiful wife, Heather, and has two amazing daughters, Keeley and Natalie!  He's also an avid Star Wars, superhero, and Kentucky Basketball fan! 

Heather Hall

Mrs Youth Pastor

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Heather has attended Church of the Living God since she was a little girl.  She loves Jesus and her family above all else, and has a passion to help young women navigate adolescence to victory on the other side!  She loves being a mommy to two awesome daughters, sings with the church praise team, and can destroy anyone at softball!  She's been known to get lost in Pinterest for awhile (hours), is crafty, and absolutely LOVES Christmas! 

Jacob Smith

Adult Team Leader

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Jacob's family has been attending COLG for his entire life!  His dad, Pastor Mike Smith, has served as COLG's Executive Pastor for many years!  Jacob is an incredibly talented drummer, who has a passion for worshipping God, for students, and for serving the Kingdom!  Jacob graduated from LCU with an Associate Degree in Theology, is married to Diana, and is a new dad to miss Emma! Jacob loves sports, music, and videography!  He's an essential part of what happens at HERO & COLG, and what is ahead!

Diana Smith

Maranatha Leader

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Diana's story is one of rescue!  God enabled her and her younger sisters to begin attending COLG as bus kids.  Within a couple years, they were adopted by the bus ministry leader!  Diana has been a faithful attender of church and youth group ever since!  Diana has been part of our Maranatha dance team for many years and is now its leader, leading the overall team and the creative team. Diana is a wife and new mom as well! God has done an amazing work in her and her sisters (who also actively attend), and she brings insights to our topics and discussions that often speak to the reality of God's rescue in a vital way that really hits home for a lot of young people!

Jada McKenzie

Heroes of Worship

Team Leader

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Jada is a college student who has been part of the COLG & HERO family for many years!  She's been raised up through the kids & youth ministries of COLG, and has begun serving as the leader of our youth band, Heroes of Worship.  Jada is a gifted vocalist and a more passionate worshipper of Jesus!  She's also a leader on our Maranatha dance team, and a member of the main praise team here at COLG!  She's quirky, crafty, and just an all around joy to be with!

Isaiah Clem

HERO STage Leader

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Isaiah has been attending COLG since he was a little guy riding the church van!  He's pursuing his Bachelor of Theology from LCU, is working full-time, and volunteering where ever he is needed at COLG. Isaiah serves in several capacities at COLG, including serving in the sound & media dept. in the main services, assisting in Children's Church, being part of Pastor Hall's Synergy team, and his newest role on our team of leading the HERO Stage group!  

Jesse Townsend

Young Adult

Team Leader

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Jesse is college student who has made COLG a major part of her life since she was a little girl!  Jesse is a leader in Maranatha, our youth dance team, sings in HOW (Heroes of Worship), our band, and is a member of Pastor Matt's mentorship group, Heroes in Training.  Whether she's on the stage or in a group setting, Jesse is leading in everything she does!  

Mackenzie Townsend

Young Adult

Team Leader

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"Kenzie" displays her heart for the house every week, in whatever capacity in which she serves!  She's part of Maranatha, a member of Ps Matt's HIT Team, serves in the sound booth, and assists in the nursery!  She brings excellence to everything she does and has an infectious attitude that gets into others!  

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