Since 2007, Matt Perkins has served as the Worship Arts Pastor at Faith Assembly in Orlando. He, and his wife, Marybeth, have served in full-time ministry since 1992, leading worship ministries in Florida, Wisconsin, California, Colorado, and Illinois. The local church is a key focus in Matt’s ministry. He is determined to affect positive change and to see worship leaders reach their full potential through holistic leadership, which was the catalyst for the launch of Leaders in Worship in 2012.
To worship pastors that want to lead people, rather than simply songs, Leaders in Worship is the source to equip them with the right tools, connect them with like-minded people and develop their ability to lead effectively. This includes a weekly podcast (currently downloaded in 28 countries), blog and live events. 2013 marks the start of Leaders In Worship Seminars to assist leaders and worship teams navigate the joys and challenges of local church ministry. Additionally, Matt leads the annual Consumed Worship Conference, hosted at Faith Assembly in Orlando and he serves on the board of Momentum for Ministry – a leadership and coaching network for ministers.
A published songwriter, Matt has also ministered and performed with recording artists, Martha Munizzi, BJ Putnam, Freddy Rodriguez and William McDowell. He has also developed choirs and performed with Josh Groban, Pat Boone, and the late Ray Charles.
Experienced in Ableton Live software training for worship, Matt is a self-proclaimed geek. He is serious about “Life, ministry and the pursuit of techiness”. Also know as “Pastor Gadget”, WordPress, podcasting, and electronics consume him. He on the other hand, consumes coffee; lots of it. If not on stage or his office, you can find Matt at Starbucks, Best Buy or the Apple store (he’s an Apple fan-boy through and through).