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 a Youth Coordinator for the Baltimore Baptist Association. Pastor Matt and his wife Sarah, planted Bethlehem in 2016, and he has held the lead pastor role since the churches existence. He talks often of Bethlehem's DNA being one of multiplication and desires to see more churches planted out of Bethlehem within the next 5 years. Aside from a desire to see the message of the gospel reach the Baltimore County and City areas, Pastor Matt enjoys woodworking, basketball, time with his family, and frequent trips to McDonalds!