Hi, we’re Matt and Shavon Coyle! We met in January 2017 on a missions trip called The World Race, where we spent 11 months traveling the world to share the love of God and serve others while learning how to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. We started dating at the end of the year when we returned home. While adjusting back into “normal life”, we still wanted to find ways to serve others like we had around the world. We came down to Kensington to walk the streets and pray with people under the bridges and stumbled upon Rock Ministries. We visited the church a few times and fell in love with it right away. After prayer and discussion, we knew God was calling us to make Kensington our home once we were married. We moved into one of The Rock’s missionary homes shortly after our wedding to begin our lives together and fulfill the calling He had placed on our hearts to minister to the lost and broken here.
Since living in Kensington over the past few months, we’ve realized the overwhelming need for more hands-on, committed servants in our neighborhood. We feel God has called us to quit our jobs and become full-time missionaries with The Rock to dedicate our time to the many ministries they have to offer. Among the handful of ministries that we are involved with, we are particularly excited to be Community Chaplains. We get the opportunity to directly reach people suffering from homelessness and addiction. Our ultimate goal is to share the Gospel while getting them detoxed and placed in Christian discipleship programs. Another ministry close to our hearts is helping at risk youth in the community. Matt is heavily involved in the boys boxing program, while Shavon helps with after school tutoring. We are so excited to see how God will continue to use us as we partner with The Rock to further His Kingdom here in Kensington.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” - Matthew 25:40