Pastor Matt- Interim Senior Pastor
Pastor Shin- Church Development Pastor
Pastor Matthew and Angela Lutz were both born and raised in Pennsylvania. Matt graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible. Angela is a graduate of Nyack College, where she studied TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). After graduating from college, Matt and Angela were married in June of 2002 and then moved to Thailand the following September. After a year of studying the Thai language and serving at Victory Bible College in the town of Sriracha, the Lord lead them to the city of Pattaya. It was there that they opened a youth drop in center where teenagers could come and hang out and hear about the good news of Christ. During their time there, they had their first daughter Hannah, in January of 2005, while on furlough back in the states. After serving there for 3 years, and seeing many of the teenagers give their lives to Christ, they felt God calling them to leave that ministry in the hands of the Thai Christians in order to come and serve Him back here in America .
They moved back to Pennsylvania where Matt worked part time at UPS and part time as youth pastor at Pinchot Park Assembly of God in York, PA. During this time, they had their second child,a son, Judah. After two and a half years there, the Lord moved them down here to Charlotte, where they have lived for the past seven years. When they were first called to Charlotte, Matt served at The Gathering,a church in uptown. Angela got a position as a teacher in CMS and has taught ESL and now 8th grade science for seven years. During their first year in Charlotte, Angela had their third and final child, their daughter Glorianna.
In September of 2014, the Lord led the Lutz family to Crosspointe Alliance Church and they have been serving there ever since. Matt is now serving as the Interim Senior Pastor at Crosspointe as he continues to study in the PA program at Wingate university.
Both graduates of Nyack Christian College in Nyack, New York, Pastor Shin and Rachel Kang share a passion for helping people grow in their faith, young and old alike. Rachel enjoys writing and blogging on her blog (www.rachelmariekang.com), while Pastor Shin finds joy in tinkering around the house and spending his time at the shooting range working on his aim. Pastor Shin and Rachel are both eager to watch their mission and ministry unfold, as they live out the wonder and the joy of walking in God's will each and every day.