I was born and raised in Arizona. I attended college at Southwestern Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) in Phoenix, received my BS degree in Elementary Education and while there, met and married the most amazing woman, my wife, Christy. We have been married for 24 years and have seven awesome children, Camden, age 21 (currently serving in the US Air Force), Payton, age 15, Maylee Grace, age 13, Levi, age 11, Endale, age 9, LillyAnn, age 9 and Glory Kate, age 4. We also have two Labrador retrievers, two Nigerian dwarf goats, and a handful of chickens.
I love to play and watch sports. I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes, as well as Phoenix Suns.
I have been in full time ministry since 1997 – I started as the Junior High Youth Pastor at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, moved to the Student Ministries/Education Pastor at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, and for the last 12 years, the Lead Pastor/Church Planter at Paragon Church in Rio Rancho. During my time in ministry I received my Masters of Arts in Church Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary.
FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGES:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 5:15-17
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(Photo: Matt with his whole family)