Our Pastor


Matt Cripps is our Lead Pastor at Metro Life Church.

Matt was abandoned by his mother at birth and a father who was unable to take care of a new born, Matt was placed into several foster homes during the first seven years of his life.

Throughout his entire teen years in Detroit, Matt was the sole caretaker for his terminally ill father who prayed daily for his son’s salvation. In 1994, during a church service Matt surrendered his life to Jesus Christ when a lady filled with deep anguish boldly interrupted a call to salvation prayer to express her intense desire to see Matt saved.

Upon receiving Jesus Christ into his heart Matt developed a passion to know Christ and make Him known. Matt’s calling is to love & serve Detroit which he takes extremely serious with a relentless commitment.  Matt has written & directed several drama productions with the support of others in presenting the gospel which have toured the Metropolitan area.

Good News Gang

Matt also serves as the Executive Director of Good News Gang. GNG is providing hope and building futures for children living in Detroit since 1989.  Matt has personally been driving bus routes for over 18 years providing transportation to children who live in neighborhoods filled with drugs, violence, alcoholism, poverty, abandoned homes, and gangs.

To know more about Good News Gang go to goodnewsgang.org

Matt has been married to Danielle since 1998 and they have six beautiful girls.