Matthew Emadi grew up in Layton, Utah. He studied business at Weber State University where he also played on the men’s basketball team from 2002-2006. In 2008, Matthew moved to Louisville to pursue a seminary education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Master of Divinity in 2011 and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies in 2016. Matthew was called back to his home state in 2014 to serve as the Lead Pastor of Crossroads Church.

Matthew is married to Brittany and they have six children: Elijah, Jeremiah, Aliyah, Josiah, Judah, and Isaiah. In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and children.