Maurice Saucedo Award
Church Administrator of the year


Matt Gates, CCA

TCN Member since 2001

Matt Gates is executive pastor at Victory Family Church where he has served in several capacities since 2000. For the first 18 years of his employment at Victory, Matt was the church business administrator. Professionally, Matt served as the president for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of NACBA (National Association of Business Administrators) for several years and served on the award committee. He now manages TCN Metro Google Group. He is a certified financial coach through Dave Ramsey’s ministry and has developed a lay financial coaching ministry which has helped countless people. 

Currently, as executive pastor, Matt is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and decision making of church policies and ministries. This includes strategic support and execution of the vision of the church as the primary representative of the senior pastor. He was educated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Church Administrator. He is passionate about leadership development and helping church leaders reach their full potential.  He has led countless ministries and small groups and is well respected by all who know him. 

Matt has been married to Laura for 22 years and has two children: Jared (14) and Megan (10).  He enjoys traveling, hunting, and extended cycling trips.