Matt Joiner became an Associate Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel of Rockford in March of 2017. Originally from Channahon, IL, he grew up in church, but did not become a Christian until he was 20 years old. Shortly after he began following Christ, he felt God calling him to full-time ministry. In 2007 Matt moved to Louisville, KY where he attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary receiving his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministries. During his studies at Southern, Matt became the Student Pastor at a local church and served in that role for 9 ½ years. It was during his second year at Southern that he married the love of his life, Erin. Matt and Erin have one daughter, Ezra Mae, who is an absolute joy and blessing in their lives.