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Pastors & Staff

Matthew Day 

Founder and Lead Pastor

Matt Day became a Christian at the age of six. At the age of eleven, God audibly called him to preach, speaking five words to him, "I want you to preach." Matt surrendered to that call when he was thirteen years old. His favorite Bible verse has remained 1 Peter 2:2, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word so that you may grow thereby, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." He received his master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and after pastoring a traditional modeled church for almost fourteen years, the Lord gave this vision of Box Church to him in December of 2018 with a launch date in 2020. "2020 is a year of innovation for the Church, seeing the church with new eyes and with 20/20 vision." God confirmed this vision to him through the verse, Acts 20:20. "I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publically or in your homes." He is gratefully married to Amelia (1999). and they have four children: Mary Katelyn (2004), Holden (2006), Caroline (2009) and Eli (2013).

Council of Pastors

Pastors who serve as the accountability board for Box Church and for its Lead Pastor.

Dr. Fred Wolfe

Council of Pastors

“Brother Fred” as he has been admirably called for decades, is the founding pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship which he started in 2008 at the age of 70.
Fred Wolfe has earned a national reputation as one of the stalwarts in the re-emergence of conservative leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention.
For twenty-five years, he was pastor of the 8,000-member Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. During that time, Cottage Hill saw over 13,000 new members, with more than 5,000 of these coming by profession of faith and baptism.
Fred Wolfe has also become known as a “pastor’s pastor,” due in large part to his gifts of encouragement and counseling. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Mobile.
He currently resides in Mobile, Alabama.

Dr. Micah Davidson

Council of Pastors

Micah Davidson the founder and Lead Pastor of Real Life, a multi-campus church based out of Austin, TX. He has a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages and PhD in Theology from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He lives by the statement that “100 years from now, all that matters is where someone is with Jesus” and has developed tools, including his book Sticks + Stones and Real Life University, to bring each person one step closer to the God who loves them. www.myreallife.org

Wil Crooks

Council of Pastors

Wil is a former pastor, who now serves as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Children’s Hope Chest, a non-profit ministry in Colorado Springs, Colorado that exists to fulfill the Biblical mandate of James 1:27. He has a heart for seeing pastors and churches and businesses catch that vision. When he’s not in his office in Portage, Michigan, Wil can be found playing board games, eating nachos, and visiting the zoo with his family!

Board of Stewardship

            Box Church board that makes the business and financial decisions for Box Church.

Brian Foust

Board of Stewardship

Brian retired from the petroleum industry after 35 years serving in various departments including hiring and developing and managing employees and processes. He has been an advocate of Box Church from day one upon hearing its vision, and is excited for you to be a part of it. He believes that Box Church accomplishes several things: The New Testament model of practicing two Biblical ordinances, seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, and holding each other accountable in covenant community. “Box Church brings church right to our doorsteps, to our neighbors, to our streets and our neighborhood. It brings the idea of community worship back to its roots.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 are his favorite verses: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”

Brian and his wife April (married since 1977) reside in Venice, Florida.

Bob Griffith

Board of Stewardship

Bob Griffith was employed by 3M Company for 34 years. He served in numerous management positions and received numerous corporate awards including a Supply Chain Lifetime Achievement for the support of Post-it Notes. In addition, he specialized in strategic planning and organizational redesign resulting in a Corporate Pyramid of Excellence award.

He is now using his expertise, background and passion to see the vision of Box Church become a reality. “My personal mission is to support God's church based upon the original design described in the Book of Acts, and I pray this becomes an exciting revival of God's people as the church.”

Bob has 11 grandchildren and lives with his wife, Janie, in Venice, Florida.

David Harris

Board of Stewardship

David Harris is a trial lawyer dedicated to excellence in advocacy on behalf of his clients. He has been in active practice since 1995, and throughout his career has put his clients first, successfully representing those who have needed a strong voice and driven attorney fighting for them when those clients were at their weakest and most vulnerable.  His motto is “Christ is Lord,” and longs to see that motto become a reality to many people through the vision of Box Church.  “I see Box Church® working to connect a broad network of Christians learning and celebrating our Lord and Savior, while promoting the goal of serving His ends and making disciples on a grand scale.” David, his wife Susan and their two children live in Sarasota, Florida.

John Williams

Board of Stewardship

John graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in Accounting and St. Petersburg College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. Advanced education in the funeral, cremation and cemetery profession includes a diploma from the ICCFA University in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, Certified Public Accountant, and Owner of Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory and Venice Memorial Gardens.
His civic and professional involvement has included positions with church boards, Salvation Army Advisory Board, United Way Allocations Panel, All Faiths Food Bank, City of Venice Planning Commission, South County YMCA, Past President of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, and the Florida Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association. Professional memberships also include both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
John and his wife, Michelle, live in Venice, Florida and have three children (Jack, Joseph and Jenna).
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”