Our Church Staff
Rev. Matthew Thomas has been a United Methodist pastor for 16 years. He grew up in Central Texas and graduated from Rockdale High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications from University of Texas at Tyler in 1998. Matt continued his education and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2002.
Pastor Matt was ordained a Deacon in 2002 and an Elder in 2005. He has received The Texas Annual Conference Eric Anderson Evangelism Award and was nominated for the Denman Award in Evangelism. Matt loves the church and is deeply committed to helping the church reach persons for Jesus Christ. Along with a passion for the ministry, our pastor enjoys being a beekeeper. Matt is a fourth generation bee man. On his days off you will find him in the bee yard. Rev. Matt completed Doctor of Ministry degree in Semiotics and Future Studies at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon in 2014.
Matt will tell you the best gifts God gave him are his two children. Noah and Emma are the love of his life.
Sarah Roberts – Pianist
Jerry Compton – Music Minister
Jim & Beth Clifton – Children’s Choir
Suzette Martin – Children’s Director
Linda Compton – Seekers Teacher
Debby Baker – Discovery Class Teacher
Chrystal Kirkpatrick – Nursery
Gaill Zolliecoffer – Custodian