Making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ

Matthew Rowley

By faith, Jesus Christ opened my eyes and rescued me from the bondage of my sin (Isaiah 42:7).  Every day the Holy Spirit is transforming my life through the power of His Word, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  There is no greater joy, peace, or satisfaction in life than knowing and serving Jesus Christ!

I love to preach and teach God’s Word (2 Timothy 4:1-2)!  It is my desire to see the Holy Spirt use His Word to transform others to be like Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).  It is the greatest honor and privilege of my life to serve my Savior Jesus Christ as a under-shepherd of His flock.

I was raised in a pastor’s home in East Hartford, CT.  At the age of 6 during our daily family Bible reading time, I realized that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sin.  That day I called out to Christ to forgive my sins and save me.  From that moment Jesus Christ began transforming my life.  After resisting the call to be a pastor as a teenager, at a youth event in 1997 I surrendered my life to serve my Savior.  While a student in Greenville, SC, I studied the Bible and trained to serve the Lord as a pastor.  I met my wife, Jen our junior year of college and we were married after graduation in 2004.  After graduating from seminary in 2008 we felt the Lord’s leading to start a biblically based church committed to the authority of the Bible and the fundamental doctrines of the faith.  The Lord has blessed us with 4 wonderful children.  It is our joy and privilege to serve the Lord at River Reach Baptist Church.  We would love to have you join us as we grow in our knowledge and obedience to God’s Word, the Bible.

Our family enjoys bike rides, camping, and serving the Lord together!