Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Discipleship & Training Pastor

Matt and his wife, Tammy, met at their home church in Burlington, NC. They have one adopted daughter and actively foster parent.

Matt was born and raised in Burlington and graduated from Wake Forest University (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

Before coming on staff in 2017 as Discipleship and Training Pastor, Matt served as a high school physics teacher, Associate Pastor at Bethlehem Christian Church in Elon, NC, editor for Zondervan, Vice President for BiblicalTraining.org and New Directions International, and a cross-cultural missionary with Freedom to Lead International. He is an associate editor for Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words.

I believe discipleship is meeting people where they are and helping them go where God wants them to go. Ultimately, that means helping others become more like Christ in their beliefs, affections, and behavior. I am passionate about coming alongside people in this journey of discipleship.

For fun, Matt enjoys music, movies, hiking, and travel.