Matt Rice

Pastor of Engagement & Outreach

"God desired a
relationship with me

I was born and raised in Ontario. My family attended church, and I remember learning Bible stories in Sunday school. I had heard as a child about Jesus’ death on the cross, but it wasn’t until I was eleven years old that I realized God desired a relationship with me, though my sinful condition prevented me from experiencing that relationship. Believing that Christ’s death and resurrection was necessary to fix my brokenness and bring God’s forgiveness, I confessed my sins and asked Jesus to take control of my life.

My life has by no means been perfect since that decision, but I have seen God’s hand on my life both in amazing experiences and challenging circumstances. He has been faithful to me in so many ways, and I continue to learn on a daily basis what it means to live as a disciple, a husband, and a father.

Following Jesus is an amazing lifelong journey, full of bends in the road where our faith is tested in new ways. After working in campus ministry in Atlantic Canada for eleven years, I joined the StoneRidge team in 2017. I believe that God wants to use our church family to have a tremendous impact on our community, and around the world!

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” - John 10:10

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