Matthew’s passion is to help people live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. Through pastoral ministry he endeavors to engage unbelievers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to empower believers to grow to maturity in their relationship to the Lord, and to equip the church to fulfill The Great commission. His two-fold ministerial philosophy is to intentionally build authentic relationships and passionately proclaim biblical truth.
Matthew was born in Florence, Alabama, but considers Red Bay his home. He is married to Leigh Anne Wright of Brandon, MS. They have 3 children ages 4 through 11. Matthew grew up in church, came to a saving faith when he was 7 years old, and was called to ministry in 2004.
He has served as Student Minister, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor at Baptist churches in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee since graduating from Ole Miss in 2005. By unanimous vote of the Pastor Search Team and of the membership, Matthew accepted the position of Senior Pastor at Country Woods Baptist Church on 2/28/2020.
Romans 5:8 and Hebrews 10:10