Matthew spearheads urban pastoral training and education through the City Ministry Program, an innovative and integrated learning environment that blends the strong biblical and theological study with true-to-life ministry expertise. After finishing his academic work Matthew served for fifteen years in a range of pastoral roles, the last ten here in NYC. He was the pastor of The First Baptist Church in the City of New York for eight years, and came to CTC after helping to launch Mosaic Church, an ECC plant in Sunnyside, Queens. Matthew and his wife Kimberly live in Brooklyn with their five children. In his spare time he writes music, runs marathons, and coaches baseball.