Matt McClure’s first foray into church musicianship was in his 4th grade year on the stage of a little Presbyterian church in Knoxville, TN. Even then, he knew he was made to play music, and he focused his studies on that pursuit. In 2003, the McClures moved to the Triangle for Matt to work at UNC-Chapel Hill as one of the band directors and the saxophone teacher. In 2013, he started working part-time in the music ministry of Church of the Good Shepherd; in 2016, the Lord called him to the idea of serving full-time as the Music Director at CGS. In addition to this role, he continues to teach saxophone at UNC and enjoys performing on his saxophone. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Joan, and together they have the greatest job on Earth in raising two elementary-aged children, Sara and Eli, who make them smile and laugh everyday.