Pastor Matt

If you don't remember anything else about me, I want you to know I am a... passionate, unashamed follower of Jesus Christ!  In 1974, I came to realize that God loved me, I was a sinner in need of God, I needed to confess and turn from my sin, and I wanted Jesus to be my Savior and Lord.  I recieved God's free gift of salvation and began a journey of discovering the depth of this descion.

I graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1993 with a BA in Biblical Studies and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1995 with an Master of Divinity.

I have served as a children's pastor, youth pastor, missions pastor, senior pastor, Bible teacher, development director, and in addition to serving part time at PPBC, I am a full time Chaplain in the Wisconsin Air National Guard.  I have deployed to Afghanistan, Antarctica, and Kuwait.

Today, I am fully committed to following Christ and leading His Church to follow Him whole heartedly.  I believe the Church is the hope of the World, godly families / couples / individuals are the vehicle God desires to carry forth the message of Christ's Church, and discipleship is the key to building strong, Christ-centered families / couples / individuals. 

I do not believe we stumble into meaningful relationships, default into good habits, accidentally have a meaningful future, or make disciples without intentionality.  For this reason, I believe it is essential to have a vision so clear, doubt and fear become irrelevant!

Vision (What) : Follow Jesus and Make Disciples for a lifetime

Mission (How) : Through Christ-centered WORSHIP, sincere FELLOWSHIP, sacrificial SERVICE, loving EVANGELISM, and life on life DISCIPLESHIP, we will follow Jesus and make disciples for a lifetime! (Great Commandment Mark 12 and Great Commission Matthew 28 and New Testament Church Acts 2)

Pleasant Prairie Baptist Church is on the leading edge of seeing God do a work in our midst that has only been dreamed of by the faithful in His church.  Whether God leads you to us now or in the coming weeks, months, or years, I know when you come, you  will find imperfect people passionately following a perfect loving God, and being changed week by week!  If God leads you, I would love for you to join my family and the family of PPBC by investing our lives for His Kindom in our community, county, state, nation, and world! (Acts 1:8)

Pastor Matt