Matt Keller is the founding lead pastor of the 9th fastest growing church in America today, Next Level Church in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a passionate and inspirational nationwide speaker, who also relationally coaches hundreds of leaders and pastors through Next Level Coaching. He truly is a leader of leaders, encouraging them to take their leadership to the next level. As a husband, father, leading pastor, speaker, writer and coach, he leads by example.
We had a big vision, but who knew that with patient perseverance we’d be where we are today, living the dream. What started out as a handful of people in a coffee shop is now a thriving church impacting over 2,500 people each weekend. I wrote my first book The Up The Middle Church to allow others to learn from our experiences. After all, as my wife and I like to say, “We’re the slowest, fastest Growing Church in America!” You’ve got to understand, we were in a “mobile-reality” for 9 years before the momentum really kicked into high-gear which is now exponential. I just finished my second book “God of the Underdog” scheduled to release fall 2013, published by Thomas Nelson.
“God of the Underdogs” ~ We are all underdogs. We all feel in some way like the deck is stacked against us. God of the Underdogs is keying in on 9 Biblical characters who had to overcome their excuses so they can live their destinies and change the world.
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There are 3 significant purposes that fuel my life and drive how I invest my time into; leading, pastoring and writing. My wife of 16 years, is my high school sweetheart Sarah, I could not do what I do without her affirmation and support. My two sons, Will and Drew, share in our dreams, while growing ever more passionate about their God-purpose. On a hobby level, I’m also an avid baseball fan. In fact, our whole family is in on it now! We are are huge Tampa Bay Rays fans!