Elder Matthew N. Greaves
Pastor Matthew Greaves is the founder and leader of Faith Temple Worship Center (FTWCNY). He is also a producer, songwriter, and musician but above all he is a worshipper. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Willingboro, NJ, he is the fourth of five children born to Minister Keith Greaves and Missionary Angela McEwan.
From as early as thirteen, Matthew has served as a musician and musical director for various churches, choirs, and ministries. Through the years he had tremendous success in various music endeavors sharing the stage with multiple Grammy award artist and producers. Although his first love was music, there was always a deep love for the Word and desire for dwelling in the presence of Yahweh. In his pursuit of the will of Yahweh, Matthew is convinced that his real gift isn’t demonstrated in the chords he plays but in the ability to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
During his late teenage years, Matthew began preaching in his home church and other settings. Even from youth his messages were received by people of all ages, and backgrounds. His desire has always been that through the guidance of the Holy Spirit he would declare the Word of Yahweh and that souls may be saved, chains of bondage loosed, habits and addictions broken, burdens lifted, hearts mended, minds renewed and lives transformed and above all that YAHWEH be glorified.
He demonstrates that vision and passion in his leadership of Faith Temple Worship Center located in Bronx, NY. His ultimate goal can be found in Luke 1:17 “And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for Yahweh”.
Matthew currently resides in Mount Vernon, NY with his wife Dawne.