Matthew Diaz

Kendall Baptist Church,
Lead Church Planter
Kendall Baptist Church
August 13

About My Family

I grew up in Miami. I am married to Allison and am father to Ella and Leah.

About My Church Plant

In April 2018, we planted Kendall Baptist Church, a church centered on the Word of God. Our vision is the same as it has been for every gospel congregation throughout time and around the world: As those who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we want to bring Him glory. The main way we do that is through our life together as a church, demonstrating the love of Jesus through our love for each other (John 13:35). We gather together to sing His praises, offer our prayers, hear His Word and care for one another. We serve side-by-side to see Jesus worshiped as the true King both here in Miami and to the ends of the earth.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


Pray for us to be bold in evangelism and for conversions. Pray for God to bless the regular preaching of His Word. Pray for us as a congregation to grow in our love for one another and for our neighbor.


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