Matt is originally from Merritt Island, FL, and graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Management. He received a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Worldview and Apologetics.

Matt enjoys soccer (especially Liverpool FC), basketball, piano, guitar, and reading - particularly C.S. Lewis. In ministry, he loves it when people understand and trust God's Word and personally experience how faithful Jesus is. 

Matt comes to City Church from First Baptist Sebring in Sebring, FL, where he formerly served as the Senior Pastor. Matt is married to Christie, and they have five children: Micah, Owen, Emma, Jackson, and Ansley. 

Follow Matt on Twitter: @matcrawford