Matt has been ministering as a full-time youth pastor in Arkansas for the past eleven years, and until 2011 was convinced that he would do that forever, but God had different plans. In November of 2011 He solidified the call Matt had been wrestling with since the previous summer. He was to step out of the ministry world he knew and trust God wanted to use him to plant a church in the community of Vilonia Arkansas.
Matt strongly believes that he is not more special than those he leads, he is the leader simply because God called him and he got here first. He has a passion for the Word and is believing God for a powerful move of His Spirit in the residents of Vilonia. He is addicted to diet coke, brownies, pizza, and McDonald’s (where he can found just about daily), is in love with his best friend and wife Jules, and adores being “Daddy” to his three children (Maggie, Izzie, and Jamin).