Assistant Pastor Jared Matthew


Jared Matthew serves as an Assistant Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church. He and his wife Emily desire to encourage the body of Christ toward dedicated love and faithful service to Jesus Christ. His main ministries involve youth and special outreach opportunities.

Jared, a Pennsylvania native, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Missions from Northland International University. While working in Pennsylvania, he met Emily, who attended Ambassador Baptist College. After their marriage in July, 2010, Jared and Emily moved to Minnesota to pursue seminary training. Jared enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and eventually completed the MDiv program in May of 2016. During the first months in Minnesota he and Emily began attending Liberty Baptist Church. Jared began serving as Assistant Pastor in June, 2014.

Jared and Emily currently reside in Mound, where Emily teaches piano from their home. They both enjoy the west metro area and are drawn to outdoor activities such as running, biking, swimming, and rollerblading. They also enjoy a relaxing afternoon picnic in the park and the sweet smell of a campfire.

Assistant Pastor Seth Grotzke


Seth Grotzke served as an Assistant Pastor on our church campus for six years seeking "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph. 4:12,13).

He and Crystal graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and served as short term missionaries in Lima, Peru. More recently, they both graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, to better prepare themselves for service of the King. The Grotzkes celebrated God's blessing with the birth of their daughter Tanzen in March, 2013.

The Grotzkes have been appointed to serve as church-planting missionaries in northern Spain. They are engaged in pre-field ministry, seeking God's provision for serving in western Europe. Pastor Seth continues to serve as a member of the pastoral staff of Liberty Baptist Church with assignment for church-panting in Spain.

Please visit Seth and Crystal's blog – – a chronicle of their travels, learning and adventures.