Pastor Matt Krachunis Bio

Pastor Matt Krachunis Preaching

So here’s the part where I share with you a ton of exciting information about my life that would entice you to come visit our church.

Sorry to let you down, but I’m not that exciting, or should I say, I don’t want to rewrite my life to make it seem more exciting than it is. I’m just a nobody who found out about Jesus who made me a somebody. If I hadn’t found out about Jesus when I was 15 who knows where I would have ended up. Certainly not as an Pastor in Auburn Washington.

I grew up with my older brother and my mom in Ballard Washington (Go Beavers). In high school I played football and wrestled and didn’t really excel at either one of them, but loved being part of the team. I lived in the same house my whole life and graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1997, and then went into the US Army.

Pastor Matt Krachunis Army
Pastor Matt in the Army

In the Army, I was a mental health counselor and received training at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. While in San Antonio I met and married my wife Crystal. We knew that God had called us both into the ministry, but since it was 1998 and I wasn’t to get out of the army until 2003, we had a bit of waiting to do before I could become an Auburn WA pastor.

In the Army we were stationed in Texas and Washington, and I was deployed to Bosnia (SFOR 4), and the Sinai peninsula (MFO). I also was able to obtain my graduate degree while in the Army.

By faith and with the help of 2 other families, I became a pastor in 2003 when we started Faith and Victory Church. We started with 6 adults and 4 kids. We’ve grown quite a bit since then, and we praise God for it.

Krachunis 20 Year Vow Renewal Family Photo

Typically, in a Pastor bio you would find out about schools of thought and theological positions and such, but that’s not really me. I just love Jesus and the Bible. I’m still trying to figure it all out and try my best to love everyone I meet. Its not easy, but I try.

I enjoy watching movies and spending time hanging out with people. If I had a hobby it would probably be trying to figure out how to spend less money at Costco every month.

I probably do things that aren’t very pastor like all the time, but I try to follow Jesus and not some other guy who happened to write a book that made a best seller list. It seems to be working so far, and I look forward to seeing what I’ll be able to accomplish before Jesus comes back.

If you’re ever in the area, either on vacation, or looking for a new church home, I’d love for you to be with us at Faith and Victory. If not, at least follow me on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Pastor Matt Krachunis
Pizza with the Pastor

Pastor Matt Krachunis