Assistant Pastor/Youth, CE
Pastor Matthew Morris was born in Crozet, VA, in 1999. In 2013, Matthew moved to Puyallup WA with his family. Matthew gave his life to Christ in 2016 at New Hope Youth after going through bullying as well as medical issues. In November of 2016, Matthew and his family moved to Bakersfield CA where he eventually graduated from Frontier High School in 2018. Matthew was accepted into Liberty University and attended with a focus in physical therapy until he received his calling for Youth Ministry. During his first semester at Liberty, he strived after the Lord and during that time, the Lord began to change his heart to have a passion for the youth, a desire to disciple the youth, and to share the Gospel to a generation of students that have never heard the name of Jesus before. Matthew changed his degree to Youth Ministry in late 2018.
Matthew worked at various camp ministries and internships during the time at Liberty University. Some of these opportunities include; SummerShine Ministries, Truett Conference Center and Camp, and even a children’s ministry intern at Second Baptist Church of Houston Texas. In December of 2021, Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University specializing in Youth Ministry.
During his time at Liberty, he met Alethea Brown. They started dating in August of 2019 and got married on February 12th, 2022. Alethea specializes in Forensic Science which she obtained at Liberty University.
On March 1st, 2022, Matthew began working at Bethel Memorial Baptist Church as the new Assistant Pastor of Youth and Christian Education.
As for Hobbies, Matthew enjoys working out at the gym, eating food, and even going bowling on occasion. Matthew is even a huge movie/TV person.