Pastor Matt and Joyce Roberts

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Pastor Matt and Joyce have served the loving congregation at New Heart since October of 2006. They came to NC from having served in Salem, VA for over 8 years. They have one son, Jacob, who is married to Wendy, and a step granddaughter, Zarea. The other family member is Manning, a loving Golden Retriever. Pastor Matt is a lifelong Orioles fan, but enjoys watching baseball no matter who is playing.

Pastor Matt, an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, has a B.A. in Religion from Liberty University, as well as a five Masters degrees: an M.A. (Religion), M. R. E. (Religious Education), M. Div. (Chaplaincy) and an S.T. M. (Master of Sacred Theology) also from that fine institution. Additionally, he has an M.Ed. from Concordia University and is completing his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Abilene Christian University.

Pastor Matt serves as part time faculty for the Carolinas (North and South Carolina Districts) School of MInistry, which is part of the Nazarene Bible College Alliance. Additionally, he serves as Treasurer for the school and is part of thier oversight board. Pastor Matt also serves on the North Carolina District Board of Ministry and is the Mission Area Coordinator for the Chapel Hill-Piedmont mission area of the North Carolina District.

Joyce retired from UNC Health services in 2018 to accept the position of Administrative Assistant to Dr. Greg Mason, the North Carolina District Superintendent. 

Pastor Matt's sermons are intended to challenge and motivate everyone to become a more fully engaged follower of the Lord Jesus Christ; which his constant goal and prayer. 

He's always available for a cup of coffee and some conversation. Feel free to email or text him to do so.

Associate Pastor

Pastor Todd and Lisa Kennedy

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Pastor Todd and his wife, Lisa, joined our staff in July of 2019. He served in the USAF for 12 years and had a variety of ministry roles while attending Amplify Church of the Nazarene in Raleigh, NC. He is District Licensed has completed the course of study through Nazarene Bible College. Todd and Lisa are eager to find God's will daily for thier family. We are excited to have the Kennedys as part of our leadership team at New Heart!

  July 2021  
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Weekly Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Currently meeting in the building, but also available via ZOOM. Send email request for invitation.


Igelsia Evangelica
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pastor Gabriel Sanchez leads this ministry.
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