The Dialogue with Matt Grimes

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 49th installment visiting with Matt Grimes, Blount Campus Pastor at Faith Promise Church which exists to reach those who are far from Jesus with the Gospel of Jesus, and help them grow closer to Him.
 
What does your church do? We have weekly worship services, as well as community outreach events, and growth/development opportunities for those who attend.
 
How did you get started? I started as an intern in a church in Alabama, and worked my way up through the organization into a Pastoral role.
 
Who is your mentor? Eddy McBroom. Gave me my first ministry opportunity and has been a huge help to train and guide me along the way.
 
Name three things you wish you knew when you started. 1. Just how important good people skills are. 2. You can't please everyone. 3. The importance of not taking things too personally.
 
What do you enjoy about being a Pastor? The ability to get to work with people, and see the transformation that happens in people's lives once they meet Jesus.