Matt Cassidy

Dr. Matt Cassidy

Position: Senior Pastor & Elder

Who is in your family?
Melinda and I have been married for 38 years. What a ride! We have 3 children:

  • Ryan works for Austin Fire Department. He is married to Gayle Costas Cassidy and they have two daughters.
  • Carey works for a tech company in Los Angeles.
  • Amy works for The Disney Co. in Anaheim, CA.


How long have you attended Grace?
We began attending Grace Covenant in 1988. Melinda and I loved being part of the Grace family as regular attenders. I was hired as an interim youth pastor in November 1989.

How long have you been an elder?
22 years

What is your educational background?
I have a BBA from the University of Texas in Austin, Finance with minors in Real Estate & Math. I also hold a Masters of Divinity from the International School of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology.

What is your vision and passion for Grace Covenant Church?
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.

What is your prayer for Grace Covenant Church?
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.

What ministries are you currently involved with at Grace and in what ways are you discipling and/or mentoring other individuals or small groups?
I am, and have been, serving Grace as the Senior Pastor for 22 years. Previously, I served in Adult Ministries for 2 years, and in the Student Ministry for 9.5 years.