Matt & Brianne Kopp

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Matt Kopp

Matt & Brianne Kopp


Lilongwe, Malawi

Matt and Brianne both grew up in Spokane, Washington and were exposed to missions while they were in college. They went on multiple short-term missions trips to the Czech Republic during their college years, and since getting married, they have shared a heart to serve Christ and His church overseas. For their first two years of marriage, Matt served as a Jr. High pastor before moving to California to attend The Master's Seminary, where he earned his M. Div. in 2006. During their time in Southern California, the Kopps served in various roles at Faith Bible Church (FBC) in Orange County, their sending church ( Since August 2016, Matt has served as the main teaching pastor at International Bible Fellowship Church (IBF). He and Brianne are honored to minister to the body at IBF and to serve the churches throughout Central Africa through Matt's involvement with the Central African Preaching Academy.

Matt and Brianne have five children: Jacob (2006), Ellie (2007), Andrew (2008), Zoe (2008), and Josiah (2010).

Description of Ministry

  • Matt serves as the main preaching pastor at International Bible Fellowship Church, ministering to the church through preaching the Word, shepherding, and training future leaders.
  • He also has the privilege of helping to train pastors through the Central African Preaching Academy. CAPA exists to train pastors to study, practice, and teach God's Word.

Short and Long-Term Ministry Goals/Prayer Requests

  • To glorify Christ in our personal lives, family life, church life, and evangelism.
  • Faithfully teaching the Word and shepherding the body at IBF in a way that glorifies God and exalts Christ as the Head of the Church.
  • Helping train up the future generation of elders and pastors at IBF Church.
  • Helping establish CAPA as an enduring, biblical ministry for equipping pastors to be scholar-shepherds who love Christ and His bride.

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Lilongwe, Malawi