Matt Tapley has been the Lead Pastor of Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby, Ontario since 2008.
He is a gifted leader who serves the Church by developing leaders in a culture of dependence on the Spirit with full devotion to the unchanging Word of God. He frequently travels the nation as an insightful preacher, anointed worship leader and a keen contributor to leadership team environments. Matt’s commitment to the Manifest Presence of God and the healing gifts of the Holy Spirit are a catalyst for stirring renewed faith for the “more” of God wherever he ministers.
Matt and His wife Lisa have been happily married since August 1994. Together they have three amazing kids – Abigail (’98), Joey (’99) and Sarah (’01). In November of 2012, their youngest daughter Sarah died after a 3-year battle with cancer. Accordingly, a significant dimension of their life message is declaring the relentless goodness of God even in the midst of tragedy and disappointment. God continues to use their testimony to encourage others who are facing trials and challenges of faith.
Finally, Matt is a delusional Leafs fan and is convinced that the team is rebuilding (again). He also enjoys riding his Harley whenever and wherever he can.
His favourite thing about Lakemount: “I love the people! A true spiritual family that loves the Presence of God.”