Matt Messner is the Lead Pastor of Eureka Faith Center (www.eurekafaithcenter.org). He is the President of North Coast Bible Institute and has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, LIFE Pacific College, King’s College and Seminary, and is on the faculty of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Matt earned his B.A. at LIFE Pacific College, an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This year he published two books; “Advent Encounter, A Christmas Devotional”, and “Friendship Leadership”. Matt met his best friend and partner in ministry, Heidi Wilson Messner, while at LIFE Pacific College and they have been married for over 25 years. Heidi serves as co-pastor, Area Superintendent, and is on the Eureka City Council. During his free-time Matt enjoys surfing and coaching distance runners.