About

My name is Brian Matthews. I am an ordained elder in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently serving as pastor of Ada First UMC. I have been married to my wife Shannon for 20 years, and we have an “almost” 16 year old son, Noah.

My passion is preaching and teaching God’s timeless word in new and fresh ways. I absolutely love it when people say to me, “I’ve never though about that scripture from that point of view.” I believe God’s word is transformative, but too often is treated like an outdated relic. I have found there is always something fresh to unearth from even the most preached (and maybe over preached) texts…and learning and then sharing what I’ve found is what keeps me going.

In my free time I love simply “hangin'” at home with the family, watching Netflix, playing Clash of Clans (don’t judge me), working on remodeling projects around the house, or reading mindless fiction. I LOVE the game of golf, but years of back issues and 3 spinal surgeries in the past 6 years keeps me in the “1 or 2 rounds a year” club.


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