In high school, Matt was a National Merit finalist who enrolled at the University of Iowa as a journalism major. But after hearing God’s call, he transferred to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. Now instead of broadcasting the bad news, he’s proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Matt has served as a youth minister, preaching minister, Bible college professor and is now president of Ozark Christian College. His writing includes a book entitled "2 Timothy: Finish-Line Faith", and he serves as a contributing editor for Christian Standard magazine, as well as president of the 2013 North American Christian Convention. He enjoys reading, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, and travelling widely to preach about Jesus.
Matt is especially grateful to God for his wife Katie and their six children—Luke, Lydia, Clara, Carl, Conrad and Caroline.