Matt Burkett
Master of Arts in
Biblical Studies

Coastline Calvary Chapel Navarre

Hi! I’m Matt and I have been serving the Lord in full time ministry since 2011. I am currently serving in youth ministry at Coastline Calvary Chapel Navarre. We are a new fellowship of believers in Navarre, FL and associated with Coastline Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze and Coastline Calvary Chapel Destin. We place a high priority on relationships and share a common thread of theology, worship, and teaching style.  The Lord continues to blow me away as He adds to His Church and raises up the next generation. My family and I have recently stepped out in faith and are pursuing Jesus as He leads us to begin a new work in Downtown Pensacola. We are kicking off with a bible study this summer called Adventure Downtown and Lord willing launching a Calvary Chapel as the Lord leads. 

Burkett Family

My family and I have big news! Adventure is calling. God is leading us to plant a church in Pensacola, Fl. The call to plant a church has been something on my heart for some time now, ever since my days at Calvary Chapel University. God has called and confirmed that now is the time to step into this new venture of faith. We are trusting God to start a new work that will be a Jesus-centered, Spirit empowered, bible teaching, kingdom minded, life giving fellowship focused on engaging those who don’t know Him! I am beyond thankful for the leadership, instruction, and relationships I was blessed to receive during my time at CCU! CCU has helped prepare, encourage, and challenge me to set sail on this new adventure.

Following God’s will is not always easy…but always worth it. Life is short, heaven and hell are real, and Jesus is alive! Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” The lamp would have given just enough light to take one more step. As much as I would like to see the 5 year plan…God usually leads us one step at a time. There is a lot of fear that attempts to keep us on the boat and tied to the dock instead of launching out and walking on water with laser focus on Jesus. I fear risking the ocean and failing. But over the years I have learned to make failure my friend, enjoy the process, and to know God is working all things together.

I am reminded that God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear cannot be the primary deciding factor. Faith is. Therefore, we have lifted up our sails and are moving forward to see faith work itself out in love in beautiful Downtown Pensacola.

This summer we moved to downtown Pensacola and the Lord is already opening doors for ministry. We have connected with our community, neighbors, and seeing relationships form. We will be launching a bible study at a community institute directly in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. We will plan to launch an official church gathering in 2021 as the Lord leads and guides!

To follow our journey you can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram: 


4 His Glory!

Matt Burkett

CCU Alumni

Website: Adventure Downtown