Brian Mathews

Narrative Church, Louisiana
Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Narrative Church
April 2
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About My Family

I was born and have spent the majority of my life in the state of Florida, from the panhandle all the way to Miami and many places in between.

While attending the University of South Florida, I came to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life and married my beautiful wife, Ashley. It’s 12 years later, and we have four little boys—Levi (9), Henry (7), Silas (2) and Oliver (1).

Though we miss our white sand beaches, we have grown to love the people and personality of New Orleans. We enjoy spending time together as a family, exploring the riches of food and the beautiful parks that are found throughout the city.

About My Church Plant

It is our earnest desire to plant Narrative Church in the Irish Channel neighborhood. Our aim will be to invite people into the story of God by showing them how it is a better story than the one in which they’re currently living.

We want to teach and display a way of life that deals with the whole person and offers a true flourishing that is only found in Jesus. Our method of seeing this happen will be through forming missional communities, which are small groups of people who study God’s Word together and are intentional about serving and sharing with the neighbors around them.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray that God would make a way for us to move into the Irish Channel this next year. Pray that God would bring others to join us in the work of planting a church in the Irish Channel. Pray that we would be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit and courageous enough to proclaim the gospel to our neighbors and coworkers.


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