Our Staff

Matthew Armstrong

Pastor

Matt and Stacey Armstrong are thankful to be in a church in their home town. Though both were born outside of Georgia, like many others, Atlanta has become their home. They have three beautiful children, Zoe, Cameron, and Noah.

Before setting out to plant Village Church in 2010 Matt served as an Assistant Pastor at All Souls Fellowship in Decatur. It was during that time that he learned the importance of loving and serving a place and gained a deep affection for the east-side Atlanta neighborhoods. He and his family hope to grow old and raise their kids here. Matt is passionate about pastoring the church to love, serve, and benefit its neighborhood. 

He loves good food, dark beer, and deep conversation around the table. Stacey is a gifted musician, singer, and song-writer when she’s not making sure the kids don’t kill each other.


David Stancil

Assistant Pastor

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David Stancil was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia and is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He then went on to graduate from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. David worked in pastoral ministry at City Church San Francisco, California and then at Resurrection Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, where he was the Assistant Pastor for nearly a decade. David returned to Atlanta with family in 2019 to begin work at Village Church. For fun, David has loved coaching youth basketball and baseball, exploring cultural scenes on date nights with his wife, watching comedy and sports. He cheers for his beloved teams from his childhood, Georgia Tech and the Braves. 

One of David’s greatest joys has been sharing most of his life experiences with his wife, Mia (since high school!). David and Mia have two children: Jonah and Hannah. As a family, they enjoy doing outdoor activities together and traveling together, especially to national parks!


Helen Kynes

Administrative Director

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Helen is a native of Atlanta and has lived here most of her life. She and her husband Lee moved to East Atlanta in 2010 to help plant Village Church of East Atlanta.

She started as the Church Administrator/Bookkeeper at Village Church in 2010. In 2015, she took a break to practice real estate. But now she’s back in full force and is excited to take on the role of Administrative Director.

When she’s not working on church logistics and processes, she sells homes, Crossfits, and enjoys playing piano, guitar, drums and singing, along with parenting her three daughters with her husband Lee. She loves living within walking distance to Village Church and being a family that is IN, OF, and FOR her neighborhood!