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Matt Sellers - Lead Pastor

I was born and raised in Arizona.  I attended college at Southwestern Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) in Phoenix, received my BS degree in Elementary Education and while there, met and married the most amazing woman, my wife, Christy.  We have been married for 22 years and have seven beautiful children, Camden, age 19, Payton, age 13, Maylee Grace, age 12, Levi, age 9, Endale, age 8, and LillyAnn, age 8.


I love to play and watch sports.  I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Diamondbacks as well as Arizona Coyotes.


I have been in full time ministry since 1997 – the Junior High Youth Pastor at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, the Student Ministries/Education Pastor at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, and now the Lead Pastor/Church Planter at Paragon Church in Rio Rancho.


(Photo: Matt with his wife Christy)

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Bob Monclova- Elder

My “BC life” (Before Christ) was one of not honoring God with my life. It was about me and what I could get to meet my selfish lifestyle.


Then there were those points of destiny in my life where followers of Christ would share their faith with me and I’d brush it off and say that’s good for you. There were three men in my life that I knew what they were about before they surrendered to Jesus. These men spoke truth because I knew them and respected them. On Oct 4, 1977 was the day I surrendered to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That day and the days since I have lived with a desire to honor God and to make Him known.


Some verses that have helped me understand God’s grace in this “AC life”(After Christ) are Romans 3:23; 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. There are eight great words that the Apostle Paul writes to me in 1 Corinthians 6:11; “…And that is what some of you were.” Trying to understand the magnitude of His grace is difficult with my fallible mind and limited words; simply all I can do is to thank Him, honor Him and make Him known. That has been my heart’s desire since the day I surrendered to His great Love.


Coram Deo Tetelestai

(Coram Deo: to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God. Tetelestai: until the end)


(Photo: Bob and his son Nik.)