On behalf of the elders and the pastoral search committee, we are pleased to welcome to Midlothian Bible Church Matt and Elizabeth Reynolds. Matt and Elizabeth come to us from Hewitt, Texas, just south of Waco, where Matt has been serving as Associate Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church since 2008. At FBC, Matt has regularly taught in the worship service, Sunday morning classes, and in men’s Bible studies, while also leading, discipling, and encouraging the small group ministry and its leaders. He has also overseen the children’s ministry by supervising preschool and elementary directors in the church.
Prior to his time at FBC, Matt served as Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Joplin, Missouri from 2000 to 2008. In addition to his teaching responsibilities as pastor of Grace Bible, Matt developed and discipled a leadership team, recruited music ministers, led church outreach events, and wrote and received a grant to help improve the church’s building conditions. Over the years of his ministry in both Joplin and Waco, Matt has participated on mission trips to India, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Mexico.
Matt and Elizabeth celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary this past August. They have three beautiful children: Madeline (age 12), Hannah (age 9) and Samuel (age 7). In terms of education, Matt earned his B.A. in Elementary Education from Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio and his Master of Theology degree with a major in pastoral leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He identifies his primary spiritual gifts include teaching, preaching, leading, counseling, and shepherding the family of God. Elizabeth earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas. Her spiritual gifts include hospitality, mercy, teaching, serving, and encouraging the family of God.