Pastor Matt was saved and called to preach at 12 years of age. He graduated from a Midwest Bible college in 2009, where he met his wife Sarah. They accepted their first ministry position in Baltimore, MD shortly after graduating. Pastor Matt has had a heart for youth during his ministry tenure, serving as a Youth Pastor, Christian School Teacher, and Youth Coordinator. Pastor Matt and his wife Sarah, planted Bethlehem in 2016, and he has held the lead pastor role since the churches existence.