I came to Central Baptist from First United Methodist of Port Orange where I’ve sent the past 8 years as a member and the past 2 years as a volunteer in the student ministry as a leader. I bring with me the experiences and lessons I’ve learned to help our students to become disciples of Christ, and to provide a youth group our students will love and yearn to be a part of.
As a High School Youth Group Leader, I invested in their hobbies and interest through encouragement, correction and support while helping them to formulate their spiritual gifts and abilities.
As a GenNext leader, I was part of the lay leadership team called the Servant Leaders and oversaw the “Generation Next” committee as its chairperson. My role was to support all children’s, Youth and College Ministries from Nursery to Young adults as an encourager, planner, facilitator, and spokesperson.
In the Breaking Ground Young Adult Ministry, I formed and facilitated a small group designed specifically for young adults. This ministry catered directly to the students who have graduated high school, up to and though their college careers to help provide support from fellow students while maintaining the forward momentum a high school youth group provides.
Matthew’s experience also includes technical expertise as project manager for a student ministry center renovation project which involved working with walls, flooring, lighting and sound.
Secular experience includes work in retail loss prevention, automotive electronics and automotive service.
Matthew is a 2010 graduate of Atlantic High School and Daytona State College’s Florida Basic Law Enforcement Academy in 2016. He has received additional training through Youth Ministry Seminars in 2017 and 2018.