More About Matthew

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Since 2004, I have published several bible study workbooks and contributed to other works.

During the summers of 2006-07, I conducted a summer intern program for young preachers at Brownsburg Church of Christ.

I have a passion for helping and encouraging congregations in areas where churches of Christ are not largely concentrated. It has been a blessing to meet brethren in Alaska, Alberta, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa – preaching for them as I have the opportunity.

I am partners with Dan DeGarmo in conducting a yearly men’s retreat. imPACT for Men is usually held each October in south central Ohio. Over the last few years, I have also conducted men’s retreats in South Dakota and Michigan.

I have a passion for teaching…I work hard to make each class relevant for our time, while bringing out the historical context as well. I would like to develop a program to help adult bible class teachers become more effective in communicating with their classes.

I also enjoy learning about social media and how the church can use it to reach out to the lost. I believe it can become a significant tool in reaching out to the lost as we move farther into the 21st century.

I grew up in southwest Arkansas. Malvern is a small town located about 45 minutes from Little Rock. I am greatly indebted to the Christians in the Tanner St. congregation who, during my early years, played a huge role in molding and shaping my spiritual life. I have family in Central and Western Arkansas and come back every year to visit. I still follow Razorback football and basketball. “Calling the Hogs” will always be special to me.

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