Matt has been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 14 years and serves as the senior pastor of McAlester First United Methodist Church in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Following graduation from Buffalo Valley High School in Talihina, OK, Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from East Central University in Ada and then spent two years completing a graduate degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. After answering the call to full-time Christian ministry, he then served as mission director and junior high youth director at Chapel Hill UMC in Oklahoma City. Later, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree is from Drew University.
Before coming to McAlester First UMC in 2014, Matt served as a pastor at two other congregations: Quinton UMC and Canadian UMC in the McAlester District, and Church of the Servant in the North Oklahoma City District.