Matt Morgan is the founding and lead pastor of Escalate Church. He and his family moved to Hickory, NC in July of 2010 pursuing God's call to plant a gospel-centered church that would faithfully communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to people in and around Hickory. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity in May of 2005. He previously held ministry positions at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church in Granite Falls, NC and most recently at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Matt has been married to his wife Amy since June 2001 and they have four children.