Matthew and Sarah are the founding pastors of RiverLife Fellowship – Chapel Hill. Starting in Youth Ministry from 1999-2004, they served as Associate Pastors from 2005-2013 at RiverLife Fellowship – Mooresville.  Matthew has a vision for “The Adventure School”, a Kingdom ministry & missions school at RiverLife Chapel Hill, and he teaches part-time at Full Circle Academy. Sarah is the worship leader at River Life Chapel Hill and the busy mom of the 6 Bollinger kids – Noah (20), Judah (16), Gabriel (14), Benjamin (12), Anna Grace (8), Lydia (6).

Matthew, Sarah, and their children are committed to seeing God “awaken” His church in Chapel Hill and throughout America through revival. Their passions in ministry include extravagant worship, reaching the world with the Gospel through miracles, signs and wonders, and seeing the grace of God transform lives on a daily basis through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bollingers are eagerly expectant for whatever the Lord will do next to glorify His Son and expand His Kingdom.




Martha and Steve are Matthew’s parents. Steve is a 28 year veteran of teaching school at Cresset Christian Academy and Martha has been executive secretary at Caramore Community in Carrboro for 18 years. They were founding members at Kings Park International Church before joining their son 2+ years ago to help establish Riverlife Fellowship Chapel Hill as a place for families to grow in the Lord. They have been pre-marriage class facilitators and founded a seniors group at KPIC. Martha’s gift of hospitality makes her a natural for Hospitality leader.