Pastor Matt Harper and his family joined our pastoral staff in June of 2004. Matt trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of six and surrendered to God’s call on his life for the ministry while in high school. He graduated from both Northland Baptist Bible College (WI) and Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (IA). At Northland he met Melanie Rowley, and they were married in 1996.
As the associate pastor at TBC, Matt preaches on many Sunday mornings, is involved in the day-to-day operation of church ministries, teaches numerous classes for church families and new members, as well as offering counseling sessions when asked. Matt led the Truth Teens youth group for 13 years, and continues to enjoy directing Biblically-based teen dramas every fall.
Matt and Melanie now have three children: David, Daniel, and Jenna. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, as well as performing onstage, hearing how God is working in the lives of others, and sharing a good joke!