Matt & Jill McCloghry are the lead pastors of Colonial Church STA. They met in Sydney, Australia and both went to Hillsong Church together for many years before relocating to the US. After spending some time in St. Augustine (Jill's hometown), Atlanta (Passion City Church), and in New York City (Hillsong NYC), they felt God calling them to establish a vibrant, life-giving church in Saint Augustine, FL. After taking a step of faith and launching a connect group, God started doing something amazing in the community. Relationships were built, community was established, vision was cast and Colonial Church STA was born.
Jill & Matt are both passionate about reaching the people of this amazing city for Jesus. They believe there is room for an exciting, vibrant, bible based church & there is a hunger for Jesus here. Matt is passionate about seeing people become all that God has called them to be, building relationships and encouraging people - With an accomplished business background, Matt left a career in the financial markets to become a full time pastor. He is also currently putting the finishing touches on a Masters at Liberty Theological Seminary. Jill has a heart for leading people into the presence of God through anointed and authentic worship. A worship leader and songwriter, her passion for leading people into his presence never waivers and she truly believes in building the lives of people through worship and His church. Jill graduated from Hillsong International Leadership College. Both Matt & Jill are ordained ministers.