Max Vanderpool is the Lead Pastor of Generations. He is married to Jenny and, together, they have three children: John Mark, Jillian and Madeline. Max is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A., M.A.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv.), and he has served on the Board of Directors for the Jessamine County Food Pantry, Leadership Jessamine County, and the Jessamine County Homeless Coalition. Max is also a Chamber Ambassador and an adjunct instructor at Asbury University. In 2006, he completed a year-long study of worldview through the Centurion Program (personally led by Chuck Colson). Max’s hobbies and interests include: reading, hiking, kayaking, Star Trek (and most other Sci-Fi), and American history.
Max is held accountable for his walk with Jesus and for the mission and vision of Generations by elders, although most decision-making at Generations is made by people IN the trenches. We have several ministries and programs that are headed up by volunteers. These leaders and volunteers make the decisions for those ministries. We try to avoid “top-down” decision-making or “top-down” leadership. It’s what the reformers called the priesthood of all believers.
Matt has been the worship leader at generations for a couple of seasons now. He is married to his beautiful wife of 5 years Rachel and has two imaginative and loud kids Georgia and Jesse. Matt has been involved in many different ministries ranging from volunteer to part-time to full-time since 2003. He felt God’s calling when his high school minister pushed him to go to christian camp and bring along a guitar he had just started playing. The rest is His-story. He’s taken a couple of years of college at Kentucky Christian University where he traveled with the choir with a few memorable opportunities such as singing with the first ever gospel concert in Lincoln Center in NYC and joining the Gaither Homecoming Band in 2010. He’s a big kid at heart and a huge geek when it comes to sci-fi, comics, and video games. He’s also introverted (go figure, at generations) and hates to talk about himself, but loves typing in the first person anyways.