MATTHEW CORK has served in a number of key roles over his many years at Friends Church, including: Worship Pastor, Executive Pastor and the position he currently holds, Lead Pastor. Matthew's focus since 2003 has been on the renewal of Friends Church. He has a strong pastor's heart that has led him to be a key part of transitioning a church in crisis. On a trip to India in 2007, Matthew saw firsthand the plight of the Dalit people and the impact education can have on improving their lives. Since then, Friends Church has launched a new vision called Global Freedom and has been instrumental in building a large number of Education Centers throughout India. Matthew lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Mardi and their three children: Nolan, Sophie and Ella.