“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and COMPLETE, not lacking anything.”
Hi, my name is Matt Heinricy. I am a happy husband (learning how to be a better one), a proud father of 3 little ones and most importantly a child of God (by His grace). I have served on pastoral staff at several churches in the Fresno/Clovis Ca area over the past 18 years. I have served as a college pastor, worship pastor, associate pastor, small groups pastor, children’s pastor and lead church planting pastor.
I currently serve as the Executive Pastor at Northwest Church in Fresno Ca. Incidentally, the first church I worked at back in 1996. There is an odd yet familiar feeling being back at Northwest. I am extremely happy and excited to be serving and leading/learning from the people there.
Just as a fair warning, I have some “church baggage” that God has and still is healing and cleaning out. This is all a part of God’s process of making me mature and complete, lacking nothing.
This blog is a form of therapeutic story telling for me and for those like me who have wrestled with life, love, faith, hope and relationships. My desire is that through the sharing of my life and random thoughts you will share with me for the purpose of life-giving, healing and transformation.
My promise to those who read this, myself and especially to God, is honesty. Although not every thought generated in the minds and souls of man are meant to be shared, I will share as freely and transparently as possible. I will do my very best to not pretend to be someone I’m not in order to please or appease anyone. My hope is that as truth (and honesty) are shared, that truth will set us free. Free to be who God created us to be and hold nothing back. That we would become mature and COMPLETE, lacking nothing.
Work Experience, Education and Background
- M.A. Christian Ministries, Fresno Pacific University
- B.A. Communications, CSU Fresno
- Minor in Business Administration, CSU Fresno
- College Pastor, Worship Leader, Small Groups director – Fresno Ca (7 years)
- Lead Church Planting Pastor, Tower District – Fresno Ca (4 years)
- Associate Pastor, Worship Leader, Family Ministry Director – Fresno Ca (4 years)
- Small Groups and Executive Pastor – Fresno Ca (3 years)
And oh yeah… avid life long Denver Broncos fan!