Matt is the pastor of Mayhill Baptist Church, a multi-gen revitalization work in Mayhill, NM. He's a recording artist, co-author of Replanting Rural Churches, and co-host of Not Another Baptist Podcast. He also serves as the second vice president of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and is on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission's Leadership Council.

He received his Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministry from Dallas Baptist University in 2006, his Master of Divinity in Theology from The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017, and is pursuing his D.Min. in Church Revitalization from the same seminary.

Before coming to Mayhill Baptist, Matt served as a youth pastor, children's minister, worship pastor, and senior pastor in a variety of contexts for over 20 years. He also taught adults with special needs, was a foster parent, and is currently writing Field Guide to Church Revitalization.

Matt's heartbeat is for the local church, everyday evangelism, and encouraging pastors in the trenches of Gospel ministry in forgotten places. He lives to see churches grow not just in width, but in depth, as they live out their calling to preach the Word and reach the world.