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Welcome New Senior Pastor Matt Stone & His Family

Greetings, Mount Pisgah Church!  


I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to get to know you!  Margaret and I are deeply humbled by God’s call to Mount Pisgah and the trust your leadership is placing in me to lead our church into a new season of life and ministry.  It is an honor to have an opportunity to serve such a vibrant and welcoming community with a robust legacy of mission and ministry. As I have come to learn about Mount Pisgah over the last several months, I have glimpsed what you already know: you are a gifted community that is passionate about following Christ and making a difference in the world around you. I share your passion and hope to offer my gifts alongside yours as we grow God’s kingdom in Johns Creek and beyond!


I am eager to meet and learn from each of you, to hear your stories about the unique ways in which God is at work in your lives and dream together about God’s future for Mount Pisgah! The legacy that you have already built in Johns Creek is substantial and lasting, and God is far from finished with us!


In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to worshiping with you, praying with you and for you, and making disciples here, there, and everywhere! Thank you for welcoming me into your faith family. I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve as your Senior Pastor, and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us!


Peace in Christ,

Pastor Matt Stone


Learn more about Pastor Matt and his family:

I’m a 7th generation Texan who married a Johns Creek girl and got to Atlanta as fast as I could!  Margaret and I met at Southern Methodist University, where I was in seminary after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. After completing my Master of Divinity at SMU, Margaret and I got married, graduated and I was commissioned as an Elder within 2 weeks in the summer of 2007.  Our first pastoral role was in campus ministry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas (Margaret always wanted to live on Central Park in Manhattan!).  Our first role serving the local church was in Kingwood, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston and birthplace to both of our children: Charlotte, who just turned 14 and Jackson, who is about to turn 13.


After serving as an Associate Pastor for 4 years and launching a new worship community within Kingwood Methodist Church, I became the second Lead Pastor of Dayspring Methodist in Tyler, Texas.  Tyler was a great community for our young family, and an extraordinary season of ministry as we saw significant growth in the church and launched a second campus.  


As much as we loved Tyler, we began discerning God’s call in 2019 to move to Georgia.  Margaret grew up in Johns Creek (before it was called Johns Creek!) and we longed for our children to grow up surrounded by extended family and in a city that offers such a beautiful vision of Kingdom diversity.  We are amazed at how quickly North Atlanta has become our permanent home! Since arriving, I completed a Doctor of Ministry at Emory University, served as an Associate Pastor at Dunwoody UMC, and as Lead Pastor at Peachtree City UMC. We’re looking forward to seeing all that God has in store for our family in this next season of ministry!

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