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Matt Hamer

Children’s Pastor

Mr. Matt (as the kids call him) became a part of the Northwest team in 2000. He joined us fresh out of Cedarville University with a degree in accounting, but with a passion for children’s ministry.

Matt’s greatest joy comes from teaching the Bible to kids. Whether it’s on a Sunday morning in Kid City, during council-time at Awana or during Vacation Bible School, Matt has a knack for teaching kids the amazing truths found in scripture.

As a self-professed “tech-geek”, Matt also helps keep all the computers and audio/visual equipment in the church running smoothly.


  • Spending time with his family
  • DIY around the house
  • Keeping up with his favorite sports teams
Portrait of the Hamer family

Matt and Lisa with their two boys, Brenton (black shirt) and Drew (green shirt).