our core values
our statement of faith
Loving People Far From God
We believe that Jesus Christ came to seek and to save the lost and has sent us to carry out the Great Commission in this world. Knowing that the gospel is the hope of the world, is our duty as the church universal to bring the good news that is Jesus Christ, to even the farthest from God. (Matt. 28:18-20; Romans 9:1-5)
Discipleship means intentionally partnering with another Christian in order to help that person obey Jesus and grow in relationship with Him—so that he or she can then help others do the same.
The same gospel that saves us also changes us. We believe that the Gospel should permeate every part of life and should be turned to in every situation.
The great enemy of the Gospel is a lack of honesty with each other and ourselves. We desire to lead genuine and authentic lives and live in relationship with one another. (Titus 3:1-15)
biblical family roles
The family unit is one of the greatest tools of evangelism and discipleship. God created man and woman with different roles. He created men to be loving leaders in the home and the women to be respectful helpmates. (Ephesians 5:22-33 & 6:1-4)
Gospel-centered people must seek the good of their cities. We want to see homes, streets, subdivisions, and cities transformed by the gospel. This only happens when God’s people are on mission where they work, live and serve. (I Corinthians 12:12-31)
Cary is passionate about preaching the Gospel with honesty and realism that is refreshing to most hearers. His heart longs to see the Gospel permeate every aspect of life in a fun and relevant way, while leading others to do the same. For the last 8 years, Cary has served churches in Missouri and Texas where he has been blessed to see many come to Jesus and grow in their faith. Before that, he was a YMCA director and a school teacher, which gives him a unique perspective on how to live the Christ-following life. Cary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Hannibal-La Grange University in Missouri. Cary is married to his high school sweetheart, Danielle, and they have three children: K.J., Van and Molly.
Matt loves Jesus and his passion is
teaching others about who Jesus is and what He has done. As Associate Pastor, Matt oversees the financial stewardship and children’s ministry of the church while also sharing preaching responsibilities with Cary.
His love of God’s word and his desire to proclaim Christ throughout the community has led him to pursue a degree in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Prior to joining CityView Church of Alvin,
Matt was a member and deacon of
Second Baptist Church where he attended the South Campus in Pearland, TX.
Matt is married to Amy and they have two sons: Jarrett and Jake.