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 19 years and have six beautiful children, Camden, age 17, Payton, age 12, Maylee Grace, age 10, Levi, age 7, Endale, age 6, and LillyAnn, age 6.
I love to play and watch sports. I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Diamondbacks as well as Arizona Coyotes.
I have been in full time ministry since 1997 – the Junior High Youth Pastor at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, the Student Ministries/Education Pastor at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, and now the Lead Pastor/Church Planter at Paragon Church in Rio Rancho.
Paragon Church is a plant of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. We partner with FBCRR, the Baptist Convention of NM and Central Baptist Association in reaching Rio Rancho and the surrounding areas for Christ. Our motto is simple… Come as you are. Be Changed. Go change the world. We are trusting God to reach 10,000 people for Christ in the first 10 years through the ministries of our church. We know we cannot do this on our own, but by the grace of God, He will do it through our local body of believers, church planting, and missions efforts here and around the world. We are excited about what God has done in Paragon’s limited existence and we are looking forward to God doing amazing things in us, through us, and in spite of us.
(Photo: Matt with his wife Christy and all the kids. From left to right: Maylee Grace, Levi, LillyAnn, Endale, Camden, Payton)