This weekend at C3 we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago Martha and I moved our family to North Carolina with a vision to start a church that would provide real hope for real people in a real world.  What began as a small group of people meeting in an elementary school has grown to over 3,000 people gathering every weekend on a 47 acre tobacco farm.  I’m so thankful that God saved this property for a life giving church that would impact people who need hope.  In our 10 years we have had 1,501 worship services and have seen 1,769 people pray to receive Christ!

Here's a few pics from the early days… when I had hair!


(Me speaking at our first service)


(Child Dedication)


I am humbled to think that God could use us to impact so many lives.  I look forward to celebrating with you this weekend at all 3 services.  If you live out of the area you can watch the services LIVE on c3church.com.

I also want to thank all of my friends in ministry who have encouraged me along the way… Greg Surratt, Dino Rizzo, Billy Hornsby, John Siebeling, Jonathan Falwell, Rick White, and many others!

  • Carol Canady

    Great pictures from Africa. You know I want to see them all. Thank you for all you and Martha do at C3 and in the world.
    Love you both,
    Carol C.

  • Is that Chad on guitar back there? Congrats on 10 years!

  • Congratulations! 10 years is a huge milestone and yet greater things are still to come!
    Keep running after the vision.

  • Congratulation Pastor!! The next 10 are going to be even better!!
    ps. don’t miss those cafeteria chairs at all.

  • Rod

    Congratulations to you and Martha on C3’s 10 Year Anniversary!
    We are very proud of all that you have accomplished and look forward to celebrating with you this weekend.
    The BEST is yet to come!
    Rod and Amie

  • dan ohlerking

    congrats C3 – y’all are one amazing church. thank God for what He’s already done in the first ten years. here’s to the next ten!

  • Lisa Norris

    Pastor Matt!! You had hair 10 years ago…. My family and I have been with you for a few years now and we are looking forward to many years to come!!!

  • Congrats Matt. It’s awesome to see how God is working through you guys. You’re an inspiration to so many.

  • Dude, That is awesome. SOme days I am not sure when I will see 10 years in a single ministry…But that is my heart and prayer. I appreciate your story and your encouragement. Thanks for offering yourself as a resource and example.
    Peace Bro!