Pastor Matt has recently celebrated a decade of ministry at First Baptist. He grew up in both the cornfields of Central Illinois and the foothills of Central Kentucky, and has done ministry in Kentucky, South Carolina, and nearly twenty years in Kansas. He has degrees from Georgetown College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Chicago Theological Seminary (he likes school). Pastor Matt’s wife Kimberly teaches second grade in Lawrence, and they have two teenagers, Addison and Ethan. He loves to spend time climbing mountains, running on the dirt, and has cheered for his beloved Cubs since before they were good.