Matthew Cork

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Pastor Matthew Cork is the Senior Pastor of Friends Church in Yorba Linda where he has served in his role since 2007 and served the church since 1992. With a BA and MA from Azusa Pacific University, Pastor Cork has led the development of Friends Church into 4 campuses in north Orange County with its latest campus joining the Friends family in Eastvale (2022).

In addition to his work in the United States, Pastor Cork champions hope and freedom for the most marginalized people of India through the work of Dignity Freedom Network (DFN). Under his leadership, Friends Church continues to build educational centers and bring holistic transformation to the world. Matthew also serves as the Superintendent of the Friends Southwest family of churches, bringing vision and growth to the region. As an author, Pastor Cork has published two books: Why Not Today and Broken for Good, both available on Amazon.

Beyond his service in ministry, Matthew is celebrating 26 years of marriage to his wife Mardi and is a proud father of their three children Nolan, Sophie, and Ella.