We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by family, service, and grace. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.
My name is Matthew Stacy. Brandy and I have been married since January of 1998. Brandy is a Special Education Teacher at Inman Middle School. Our oldest son was born in 2004 and attends Inman Middle. We have twins, a boy and girl who were born in 2009. They both go to school at Mary Lin Elementary.
I have been in the fulltime ministry for almost 15 years. For most of that time I have been a lead pastor until May of 2014 when I resigned my position in the 'burbs and moved our family into the City. We have loved Atlanta for the better part of 15 years and have had a strong desire to live and minister in the City since my seminary days at Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia.
We feel so fortunate to be able to live in such a great City. God has given our family the desire of our heart to be able to live in east Atlanta. From the friendliness of Lake Claire and Candler Park to the ample opportunities to show our children the uniqueness of people in L5P to the great diversity found in Decatur not to mention the awesome people we have met in Inman Park, we could not have scripted a better story for this time in the life of our family.
I'm Kris, and I've been married to my wife Brandi (yeah, it's a little confusing having two different Brandy/is) since October of 2003. My Brandi is a stay at home mom to our four boys (ranging from 5 to 11). We also have are a foster family, and currently have two girls placed with our family (which means I'm especially enjoying having two extra Princesses to spoil).
I was on staff at a church in the Suburbs leading the Family Ministry (college aged and down) when God called us to plant a church in the city of Atlanta. We're proud to call East Atlanta Village our home and love the eclectic nature of our Village. Although I grew up in a small town in North Florida (Chipley), the city is where our heart is and there is no other place I'd rather live than here!