Matt grew up in the small town Wortham, in central Texas. He attended First Baptist Church of Wortham as a youth and licensed to ministry there. After graduating from high school, Matt moved to a neighboring town to serve as youth minister at Kirvin Baptist Church. After two years serving there, Matt moved to Oregon to help plant a new Southern Baptist Church. He spend six years in the Northwest and completed his undergraduate degree. Sensing the call to be a pastor, Matt moved back to Texas to pastor FBC Skidmore, where he was ordained for pastoral ministry. He has served there since August, 2009, and in May, 2014 completed a Masters of Divinity degree from Logsdon Seminary at the South Texas School of Christian Studies in Corpus Christi.
Pastor Matt loves spending time with his family, playing basketball, watching football, and strumming the guitar. First Baptist Church, Kenedy, invites the community to join them as they welcome Matt to the pulpit, Sunday, June 8 at 11 a.m.