Matt is an Arlington native who grew up just south of Ballston. He used to sneak into our gym to play basketball with his friends as a teenager! Matt first placed his trust in Christ as a high school senior while attending the Cornerstone youth group at The Falls Church.
After graduating from William & Mary and Indiana University with degrees in biology, Matt taught science for five years at Langley High School in nearby McLean. Sensing God’s call to pastoral ministry, he moved to Texas where he served on staff at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas while completing his Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2010, Matt returned to his hometown to become Cherrydale’s Young Adults Pastor; his responsibilities have since shifted to overseeing Sunday classes, marriage ministry, and membership.
Matt’s passion is to help others understand and embrace God’s radical and abundant love through the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loves to teach God’s Word and he is committed to encouraging and equipping this local church to walk in the Spirit as we follow Jesus to the glory of God together. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, drinking coffee, running, swimming, puttering in the garden, and cheering for the Indiana Hoosiers. Matt and his wife Ashley have two daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth, and they live in Arlington.
Where were you born?
Reading, drinking coffee, reading while drinking coffee, running, swimming, Indiana Hoosiers basketball, DC sports
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
John Piper, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, David Wells
Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream
Funniest and/or fondest childhood memory
Ramming into my older sister’s car repeatedly on the Disney World Magic Kingdom Speedway (despite numerous signs prohibiting such activity).
Favorite Scripture Verse, passage, or book of the Bible
If I had a different job I would be . . .
A landscape architect.
Nobody knows that I still . . .
(If I answered this, it would no longer be true!)
If I could ask God one question it would be . . .
What did you do before you created?