Pastor Monte grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He entered into full-time ministry at age 25, and since that time has been active in pastoral ministry in Orange County, California, Anchorage, Alaska and now New Orleans.

In March of 2004 GOD gave Pastor Monte a vision of a church community in the heart of New Orleans that would change the face of our city through the radical life-change GOD promises. This vision became a reality in August 2011, when several families began moving to the New Orleans area to begin serving the city by sharing the Light and Love of Jesus. Over the next few months, more families connected together to turn our city upside down by connecting people with GOD.

The heart of Pastor Monte’s message is transparent Christ-imitation and how to live our lives as expressions of GOD’s Character. His hermeneutical approach to understanding the Bible has impacted lives across the country and around the world. Pastor Monte teaches us that every believer should learn to dissect the Word of GOD for themselves; not depending on someone else’s opinions or philosophies about GOD, but for every one of us to have an intimate and personal relationship with GOD. He is also an accomplished singer/song writer, and has authored two books, Clear and RED Letters (soon to be re-released as Unpacking the Character of GOD).

He and his wife Olga live in the New Orleans area with their four daughters, Jade, Eden, Adia and Kyli.