Thank you for considering me!

I understand the challenge of looking for the right person to speak at your event.  As a youth pastor, I was able to help plan a number of events.  Whether it’s a small retreat with a dozen people or a convention with over a thousand, I know how nerve-racking it can be.  In many ways, the success of your event depends on the quality of the speaker that was brought in.

My hope is that visiting this page will help make your decision easier.  Just so you know, on Sunday mornings, I teach at Evanston Avenue Baptist Church.   Outside of my normal Sunday commitments, I am available on a limited basis to speak on several topics that can add lasting value to your audience.

Having sat in your chair many times, here’s what you can expect working with me.

  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls or email inquiries.
  • A personal phone consultation and/or a personal site visit so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
  • An announcement about your event on social media channels. (If your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
  • A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
  • A customized Said.Today feedback website designed for your audience that increases their retention and gives you valuable feedback for future events.

I have professional experience speaking to the following audiences:

  • Adults
  • High School and Jr. High Youth
  • Church groups
  • Breakout sessions
  • Fundraisers
  • Keynote presentations
  • Schools
  • and many others. . .

Click HERE to check my availability!

Here are some frequently requested talks:


Are you ready to make your marriage stronger than ever?  Drawing treerootsfrom personal experiences, marriage coaching, and careful research, this talk celebrates marriage and honestly talks about the challenges that all couples face.  Help your audience make their marriages Shatterproof.


  • Theme:  Marriage, Dating Relationships
  • Audience(s):  Adults, Churches
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Between Bad Drivers and Buffalo Runners.  

shutterstock_540316831You live out who you truly believe you are.  It may be hard to believe, but it’s true.  Through this funny and insightful talk, your audience will learn how to stop seeing themselves as victims, losers, or hopeless and how to see themselves for who they were created to be.


  • Theme(s):  Identity Formation, Self-Esteem, Bullying
  • Audience(s):  Youth, Students, Schools, adults, Church groups
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Healing Your Heart Wounds.

So often in our lives, we experience tremendously broken-heartpainful events.  People pass away, tragedies occur, marriages fail, crimes are committed, parents can abandon.  The list of things that can impact our lives seems endless at times.  Thankfully, God has provided an amazing resource to help heal our wounded hearts.  In this talk, Matt shares some powerful stories and provides your audience with the tools they need to begin their healing journey


  • Theme(s):  Forgiveness, Healing, Tragedy
  • Audience:  Adults, Youth, Church groups
  • Click here to request more info!



Do you need to equip or inspire your group or organization?  Here are some on-site workshops that we offer to Churches, schools, and other groups.

  • Spiritual First Aid for Church Leaders.  Are your elders and deacons ready to administer spiritual care to the members of your church?  Does your leadership team know how to handle issues of sin and church discipline?  Many church leaders are overwhelmed when confronted with brokenness and sinfulness in their church.  While we are never called to be therapists or doctors, this highly customizable training can give church leaders the skills needed to begin ministering to hurting people.
    • 3 hours – 1-day workshop or retreat
    • You will receive practical hands-on, skills training
    • Plus, your leadership team will leave with case-studies to use for continued growth.
    • Click here to request more info!
  • panic1 The PANIC Button!   Has the problem already landed in your lap?  Sometimes we don’t have time to prepare because the problem just arrived.  If you are dealing with a sin issue, or leadership failure, or some other painful or divisive issue, we can provide much-needed relief.  This custom consultation will help you assess the situation objectively and help you implement Church Discipline, Restoration, or other care plans in a healthy and biblical way.  At the same time, we can help your leaders care for themselves and their families as they lead this process.
    • Our process is firmly rooted in Scripture
    • Our implementation is drawn from nearly two decades of ministry experience and crisis resolution training.
    • Click here to set up a free assessment to see if we can help.  (Put “PANIC” in the comments to receive a reply within 2 hours)
  • Empowering Spiritual Growth with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  The MBTI is a personality inventory that gives each person insight into how God has uniquely wired them to function in the world.  After completing and assessment, each participant will gain personalized understanding about how they can utilize spiritual disciplines and growth tools in their personal devotional life.
    • 1-2 Day Workshop or Retreat
    • Each Participant receives 30-60 minutes of spiritual direction
    • Powerful teaching times
    • Personal and Spiritual renewal
    • Click here to request more info!
  • Empowering Spiritual Growth.  This workshop utilizes some of the teaching components from the previous session, only without the personalized assessment and spiritual direction.  Also, this afternoon workshop is a good way to introduce groups to the concepts of practical spiritual growth
    • 3-5 hours
    • Introductory teaching
    • Personal and Spiritual renewal.
    • Click here to request more info!