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 22 years and have seven beautiful children, Camden, age 19, Payton, age 13, Maylee Grace, age 12, Levi, age 9, Endale, age 8, and LillyAnn, age 8.
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.
(Photo: Matt with his wife Christy)