Joshua Matteson

The Church at West Franklin, Tennessee
Evangelism Catalyst
Nashville Tennessee
The Church at West Franklin
January 13

About My Family

My wife, Tracey, and I have been married since 2006. We have raised three boys: Josiah (22), Benjamin (20) and Elijah (17). Tracy successfully homeschooled all three of our boys who have gone on to college and careers.

I am originally from Boulder, Colo., and Tracey is from San Jose, Calif. We met in Bible college here in the Phoenix area back in the late '90s and have called Arizona home ever since.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in pastoral studies (2007) and a Master of Divinity degree in biblical communication (2016). Tracey and I have been in full-time ministry since 2001. I have served as a youth pastor (7 years), interim pastor (9 months) and senior pastor (9 years). Tracy has served alongside me and has led women's ministry for more than 15 years.

About My Ministry

After serving as a pastor and church planter in the West for the past 25 years, Tracey and I have moved to Tennessee where I now serve as an evangelism catalyst in the Greater Nashville area. Our desire is help see gospel movements that lead to church plants among the immigrant and refugee communities of east and south Nashville.

Pray

Pray that we would establish new contacts as we get to know the neighborhoods and communities around Nashville. Pray that we would meet 'persons of peace' with whom we can establish Gospel conversations. Pray that I would be able to invest in and mentor several younger men from the refugee community who feel called to ministry. Pray for the establishment of bible studies and for the continued growth of healthy bible studies already underway. Pray for local churches who will come alongside our efforts and partner with us. Pray our leadership team will grow spiritually.

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