Matt Cassidy

Dr. Matt Cassidy

Position: Senior Pastor & Elder

Dr. Matt Cassidy and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 38 years and have three children. Their son, Ryan, and his wife, Gayle, have two daughters and live in Austin. Daughters Carey and Amy live and work in California. The Cassidys began attending Grace in 1988, and Matt was hired as Interim Youth Pastor in November 1989. He has served as Senior Pastor and Elder for 22 years, after serving in Student Ministry for 9.5 years and Adult Ministry for 2 years at Grace.


Dr. Cassidy holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin, a Master of Divinity from the International School of Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology.


Spiritual Gifts: Teaching and Leadership


“My vision for Grace is for Her to become all that God created Her to become. I believe local churches are like people: designed uniquely for special good works in Christ, arranged before time. My vision is that Grace would continue to grow in courage in her obedience to the desires of the Father, by the power of the Spirit, for the exaltation of the Son.


My passion is to see peoples’ lives change by helping them understand the depths of Bible truth and applying those truths; relying on the Spirit. I pray that Grace would introduce and guide each and every person we can touch to progressively experience the power, honor and freedom that comes with a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”