After graduating from The Master’s Seminary and being ordained at Grace Community Church in 2003, Matt became the pastor of Community Bible Church in Vista, California, where he served for the next seven years. Matt began teaching as an adjunct professor at TMS in 2010, and from 2011 to 2015 he taught there full-time as Instructor of New Testament and Bible Exposition. He completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at TMS before joining the pastoral staff of Grace Immanuel and the faculty of The Expositors Seminary in the summer of 2015. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 20 years, and have five children: Jessica, Caleb, Courtney, Jacob, and Zachary.