Pastor Matt, his wife Beth, and their three children joined JBF in January of 2012. Prior to coming to JBF Pastor Matt served in Youth Ministry for over thirteen years. Originally from Indiana, the Perez family spent five and half years in Kodiak, Alaska serving in youth ministry before coming to JBF.
Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Central College, a Juris Doctorate from DePaul Law School, and a Master’s in Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute. One of Matt’s favorite verses, and his personal philosophy on ministry, comes from Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.”
In his personal time Pastor Matt can be found either spending time with his wife and kids, reading, riding his bike, or watching sports. You can listen to or download Matt's Sunday morning messages on our website.
Greg and his wife Staci, along with their older boys Noah and Jonah have been involved with JBF for over 10 years. Greg and Staci both grew up in Cedar Rapids and after marriage, moved to the Waterloo area. Greg received a photography degree from Hawkeye Community College and then was employed for 17 years at the Waterloo Courier. Currently, both boys are in college.
At the beginning of 2006, Greg started his own photography business and has enjoyed the freedom and flexibility that comes with that. Greg loves interaction with people and accepted the position of Coordinator of Small Groups and Discipleship in August of 2014.
You’ll find Greg on the golf course, running on occasion, or riding a motorcycle around NE Iowa. He loves singing and being around his family too.
Wendy became office administrator at the end of October 2013. Her family started attending Jesup Bible Fellowship in 2003. During her membership at JBF, she has served as children's church coordinator and was on the Christian Education Board. She resides in Jesup with her husband, Jason, two children, Zach and Marlee, and dog, Ziggy. In her free time, she likes to read, exercise, watch movies and spend time with her family.
Wendy received her bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Her areas of emphases were business management, psychology, health education, and design, family and consumer sciences.
Dan and his wife Marilyn are members at Jesup Bible Fellowship.