Matt began serving as Executive Pastor of First Baptist Woodstock in January 2022. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Mobilization Officer for the North American Mission Board where he helped lead the charge to start new churches in North America. He also served for seven years as the founding pastor of Story City Church in Los Angeles, located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Before planting Story City Church, Matt worked in student ministry for 14 years, seeing thousands place their faith in Christ and hundreds sent on short-term missions. A South Carolina native and a graduate of Clemson University, Matt also earned a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for 15 years and have three children.