Pastors Matt and Rachel are passionate about the local church. Their heart is to be real and vulnerable leaders. They approach teaching the Bible in a way that's practical and applicable to your everyday life. They desire to see the cities of Hamilton and Kitchener be transformed by the love of Jesus.

Pastor Matt came to Canada from a small town in West Virginia but has spent the last 14 years falling in love with Hamilton. Spending his years as a designer, he is passionate about communicating the gospel using creative outlets. He received his degree in Pastoral Ministries from Rhema Bible Training Centre and interned with Oneighty Youth at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After years leading our creative and worship department, Pastor Rachel is no stranger to transitions and key changes on stage and in life. To her, there is no greater accomplishment than helping others find their purpose through using their gifts for a cause bigger than themselves — sharing the love of Jesus with the world. 


Pastor Brett and Desire Esslinger 

(Lead Pastors, Saints Church) 

Pastor Dave & Shannon Mischuk 

(Founding Pastors, formally New Song Church KW)

Legacy Church is Overseen by Ministers Network Canada, an Oversight Team & Board of Trustees