Born in Roseburg, Oregon, Matthew Anderson and his family moved three different places before he went away to attend Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. There he received his degree in Theology and Missiology, before moving to Omaha where he helped start a non-profit organization that works with the poor around the world. It was in Omaha that he met his wife, Amanda.

After marrying in 1995, Matthew and Amanda moved to North Carolina where they served as youth pastors. After a year and a half in North Carolina, the Andersons moved back to Omaha to help start an inner city ministry. In September of 2000, Matthew and Amanda were asked to launch an 18-30′s ministry, which they pastored for seven years before God led them to plant Waypoint in September of 2007.

Matthew and Amanda have three children, Hayes, Maylin, and Teddy. When Matthew isn’t with his family he likes to spend his free time mountain biking, reading suspense novels, working on household projects and watching sports.

Matthew has a passion to see a church planting movement happen in his lifetime, and to see his family love God, love the Church and love the world.




Jon Reid


Tim Schwager


Paul Yoder


Our church also has an external board of overseers for the purpose of keeping our church accountable to Biblical standards, giving wise counsel in major decisions, and providing pastoral care and personal accountability for the Lead Pastor. They were selected because of their experience, gifting, and commitment to see Waypoint Church obey God’s purposes. They include:

Don Steadman
Global Director, Antioch Community Church - Waco, TX

Tom Fraley
Director of Crossroads Ministries - Edinburgh, Scotland  

Steve Peterson
Executive Director, Fresh Start for All Nations - Omaha, NE

John Lo
Lead Pastor, Epicenter Church - Pasadena, CA