Matt Fry

Lead Pastor, HopeFront Church


Matt Fry is the founder and Lead Pastor at HopeFront Church. God called him and his wife Martha in 1998 to start a church that would connect with people authentically. Their vision from the beginning has been to provide real hope for people in a real world. The campus is located on an old 47-acre tobacco farm in Clayton, North Carolina. Visit

Serving on the leadership team of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), he assists and is dedicated to planting life-giving churches across the nation.  

He graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Church Ministries and obtained his MA in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University.
He is the author of the book “I AM – Encounter the One Who Gives You Purpose and Peace in a Crazy World”.
Matt and Martha have 3 children and live in Garner, NC.