Growing up in Bryan, Texas, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Communications from East Texas Baptist University. He then went on to attend Southwestern Theological Seminary, pursuing his Master of Divinity and graduated with a Master of Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. Matt did post graduate Ph.D. work at Trinity as well.
Matt came to Mission City Church with a wealth of experience. He served at Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, TX as a Student Pastor and Campus Pastor for nine years. In 2007, he became the Senior Pastor at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Most recently, Matt served as Lead Pastor at Central Church in the greater Memphis, TN area. Under the Holy Spirit’s leadership, God has blessed each church where Matt has served. He is very excited about Mission City and where God is leading us!
Matt enjoys time with his family, all sports (highly competitive!!), and hunting (if you have land, let him know!). Matt and his wife, Becky, have been blessed with two young sons, Caleb and Josh.