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My name is Matthew Weaver and I am a Christ follower, husband, friend, adventurer, speaker-preacher, blogger & pastor. I’m originally from Georgia, spent some time in South Carolina and have now been in Louisiana for five years, and am married to my incredible wife Emily!
After graduating high school in Fayetteville, GA, I went to Shorter College for two years and then transferred to Georgia College and State University to pursue a Communications degree. I surrendered to ministry during my early years of college, while I was involved in a college ministry of a local church in Rome, GA. In Milledgeville, GA, I began to help lead the BCM on campus, volunteered in a youth ministry, and worked as a camp counselor in the summers with FUGE camps. After college, God opened a door for me to serve in a College & Young Adult Ministry at First Baptist Spartanburg, SC.
After that, I moved to New Orleans, LA to pursue my Masters of Divinity degree at NOBTS. I graduated seminary with my M.Div. in December of 2016, married my wife Emily in April of 2017 and was ordained as a pastor in December of 2017.
Since then, I have served in various roles at Vintage Church NOLA , and now serve as the Ministries Pastor. I also serve as one of the Camp Pastors for Mission Lab at NOBTS where I get to encourage youth groups that come to serve New Orleans, and preach at worship services. I’m passionate about the local church, preaching the truth of God’s Word to all ages, leadership, caring for people and reaching others with the good news of the Gospel.
I’m a pretty simple guy, and enjoy a good cup of coffee (no cream or sugar!), blogging, good conversation, exploring the outdoors, fishing, taking road trips and being on the golf course. The Lord has given me some incredible ministry opportunities so far and I am excited to continue to see what is in store for my wife and I!
Here are some past preaching opportunities I’ve had:
- MissionLab Camp at NOBTS (New Orleans, LA)
- Vintage Church Student Ministry (Metairie, LA)
- FBC Albany Winter Retreat (Beckley, WV)
- FBC Albany See You at the Pole Rally (Albany, GA)
- FBC Kingston Winter Retreat (Kingston, TN)
- New Hope Baptist Church Students (Fayetteville, GA)
- Odena Baptist Church D-Now Weekend (Sylacouga, AL)
- Chinese Baptist Church Youth English Service (Kenner, LA)
- French Settlement Baptist Church D-Now Weekend (French Settlement, LA)
- Lanier Baptist Church D-Now Weekend (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Secona Baptist Church Student Retreat (Pickens, SC)
- Spartanburg High School FCA (Spartanburg, SC)
- FBC Spartanburg Student Ministry (Spartanburg, SC)
- Northside Baptist Church Student Ministry (Milledgeville, GA)
College & Young Adult
- Tulane and Loyola University BCM (New Orleans, LA)
- Southwest Mississippi College BCM (Summit, MS)
- Georgia College and State University BCM (Milledgeville, GA)
- FBC Spartanburg College & Young Adult Ministry (Spartanburg, SC)
- Vintage Church (Metairie / New Orleans, LA)
- FBC Lockport (Lockport, LA)
- St. Peters Presbyterian Church (New Orleans, LA)
- Odena Baptist Church (Sylacouga, AL)
- Metairie Church (Metairie, LA)
- Parkview Baptist Church (Metairie, LA)
- FBC Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)
- Oak Park Baptist Church (New Orleans, LA)
- Des Allemands Mennonite Church (Des Allemands, LA)
- Liberty Baptist Church (Meridian, MS)
- Mount Mary Baptist Church (Middlesboro, KY)
- El Shaddai Ministries (Puerto Prince, Haiti)