Matthew is originally from Mountain Home, Arkansas. He grew up on a small farm where his family raised Purebred Shorthorn Cattle and Australian Shepherds. His father and grandfather were both pastors and he spent a lot of time in the church.

Upon graduating high school, Matthew attended Southern Arkansas University where he and his wife, Kaylee, met while both studying theatre.

He moved to Fort Worth, Texas in the fall of 2013 to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Master of Arts in Christian Education with an emphasis in Childhood Education. While there he served at Travis Avenue Baptist Church as the Preschool Associate, and then at Hulen Street Church as the Grade School Minister. Matthew began his ministry as Pastor to Children & Preteens in February 2018.

During his free time Pastor Matthew enjoys spending time kayaking, acting, playing with his two dogs (Jersey and Apache), board games, and being outside with his wife.

Matthew’s life verse is Isaiah 40:31, “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”