Matt was raised in Leonard, Texas about an hour northeast of Mesquite. He grew up attending the small country church of Pike Baptist where he gave his life to the Lord as a young boy and surrendered to the ministry after graduating college. While at Pike he also served as the Jr. High Sunday School teacher and as a youth worker.
Matt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from Texas A&M University- Commerce, and initially planned on becoming a teacher. Matt always believed that God planned for him to work with youth, but he always thought it would be through teaching and volunteering in a local church’s youth group. After a couple years of substitute teaching Matt realized that God was calling him into the full time ministry. Matt is working on a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.