Matt Moran is the Lead Pastor of Community of Grace. He grew up in Buffalo, NY and was part of the church as a young adult. . He returned to the church at the beginning of 2017 and transitioned into the Lead Pastor position in August of 2018.

Matt graduated from Houghton College and has a Master's Degree in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. From 2010-2016 he was involved in helping start new churches with the Seven Mile Road family of churches in greater Boston.

Matt is thrilled to be back in the Buffalo area and has a passion for church planting, making disciples of Jesus and helping people understand the meaning of the Gospel for everyday life.

Matt' secondary enthusiasms include Bills' football, reading, golf, and Bocce's pizza. He and his wife Laurel have four young children, Zoe, Ezekiel, Josiah, and Joel. If you are interested in knowing more about the church contact Matt here

Eric Farley serves Community of Grace as a bivocational elder, while working full time for the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 


Eric was born and raised in Western New York. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children: Isabel, George, Henry, and Katherine. Eric graduated in 2002 from Buffalo State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Minor in English. Eric's passions include theology, philosophy, sociology, and education. He wants nothing more than to see the Church of Christ carrying the cross of Christ in community and on mission. 


Whenever Eric has a free moment he enjoys the outdoors and is a nature enthusiast. He also delights in his wife and children, eager to drag them along on camping and hiking trips.


Rob Saathoff is a native Texan from San Antonio. He and his wife Terri moved to Buffalo in 1991 to pastor Community of Grace.

Rob has a BA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rob and Terri have three grown children.

Rob is committed to making and growing disciples. He continues his education pursuing courses through Christian Counseling Education Foundation learning biblical principles of counseling.

Rob is an avid San Antonio Spurs fan. He also is a Dallas Cowboys fan but has been known to cheer for the Buffalo Bills on occasion. Rob has read “The Count of Monte Cristo” at least 15 times. He enjoys biking and working with his hands.