Rev. Matt Dean has served as a pastor for congregations in Hong Kong, Xi’an, and Atlanta. His family has lived in Asia for six years, serving in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Matt and his wife, April, co-founded Grace Campus Ministries and served the Auburn University community from 2002 until 2009 before serving abroad.

With degrees from Auburn University and Asbury Theological Seminary, Matt has served as a pastor, missionary and ministry leader.

The Deans have been married for 16 years and have seven children - Josh, Caleb, Luke, Anna Grace, Noelle, Violette, and Elizabeth. 

Matt is a resident with the Summit Network Church Planting Initiative. Currently, he operates under the board of Grace Partners Group, and has an advisory team of pastors and elders for Grace Auburn.