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 (www.faithbibleoc.org). 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).