Matthew is a speaker and author who wants to help followers of Jesus Christ understand biblical truth so they can live in intimacy with Christ, victory over sin, and powerful ministry. He he teaches and writes about discipleship, marriage, family, parenting, home education, and church.

He lives with his wife, Dana, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with their nine children. Matthew serves as executive director and president of North Carolinians for Home Education. He earned a B.S. in communication at Appalachian State University and two masters degrees and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.