Matt has been married to the incomparable Shannon for 14 years and they have 3 wonderful daughters and one awesome son. He grew up all over the South (MS, FL, GA, AL) as a pastor’s kid, but now calls Carolina home.
Matt is a graduate of Covenant College (BA) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He has served in ministry for over a decade, and has been senior pastor at Back Creek since 2016.
He enjoys sports (especially FSU athletics – Go Seminoles!), movies, music, theatre, art, and being with people.
His passion in ministry is to see people liberated by the gospel of Jesus and equipped to serve in Christ’s kingdom. Matt loves and desires to live the mission of Back Creek Church: connecting people with the hope of the gospel.
Director of Music Ministry
Henry has called Charlotte home since 2013, and is honored and humbled to have been involved in music ministry since 2007. Although born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he has lived all over the place. Music is a passion he loves to share with others, and it is icing on the cake that music gets to be used as a means to worship God. Henry loves to see the the body come together in a corporate expression of worship.
In his spare time, you can find him hiking, spending time with friends, adventuring throughout Charlotte, or scheming about how to travel more. Henry joined our staff as Director of Music Ministry in 2017.
Director of Back Creek Preschool
Ruthie graduated from Elon University with a degree in Elementary Education, certified in K-8. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 5th Grade. In 1985, she moved with her husband Mike and their family to Charlotte and joined Back Creek Church. After having her 2nd child, Ruthie felt called to teach preschoolers. She taught at Mallard Creek Preschool for 5 years, until Back Creek Church desired to start a preschool. The Lord sure works in mysterious ways as leading a preschool was never on Ruthie's radar. But God is good, as she has now served in this ministry for 27 years.
Associate Pastor for Family Ministries
Mantooth has been involved in student ministry since graduating from high school. His heart and passion is to share Christ’s eternal and unconditional love with middle school and high school students.
Matt is a graduate of Covenant College (BA), and earned Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div). He is married to a beautiful, loving, and patient woman, Carla, who works as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
Matt and Carla have been blessed with two children, Lily and Hayden. Mantooth loves to spend time with his family and to be active outside. He enjoys camping, cycling, running, and most sports. Matt loves to take his family on mini adventures around the area.
Hunter is the senior member of our church staff, having served in his role as Business Administrator since 20..
Director of Children's Ministry
Kelly has worked on the Back Creek campus for more than a decade, teaching at the Academy and assisting in the Preschool before joining our church staff in 2016. She is passionate about children’s ministry and loves watching children come to know that they are made in God’s image and find their value in his love.
Kelly is a graduate of Erskine College (BA), where she studied Christian Education. She also studied Supervision and Administration at Liberty University.
Kelly and her husband Wayne have two daughters, Sarah and Sophia. The Noonoos have been members of Back Creek Church since 2004. They love to spend time in the mountains and at home with friends and family.
Paula is a native North Carolinian who has two adult sons and one grandson. After being a stay-at-home mom, Paula returned to administrative work in the medical and legal fields before joining our Back Creek Church Staff. She has served as a friendly face in the church office since 2016. Her hobbies are reading, walking and spending lots of time with her grandson.
We recognize that a church is a ministry as well as a business. Therefore, Back Creek Church's ministries will always be run in a businesslike manner, striving for superior member/community satisfaction and continued growth for the ministry. Back Creek ministries are concerned with the
integrity of their Christian testimony to the faith community and the neighboring community in which it operates and serves. Back Creek ministries does not wish to engage in any practice that does not benefit its members, ministers, employees, suppliers or associates or which is not compatible with its stated Mission and Purpose.
Back Creek's mission is:
Connecting People With The Hope Of The Gospel.
Back Creek Church is currently accepting resumes for:
Student Ministry Summer Intern
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
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