Pastor Matt and his wife Katie have been married since 2001 and have four children, Juliet, Caleb, Josiah and Nathanael. While Katie is native born from Nebraska, Matt is originally from Australia. Matt and Katie met in Australia while on an evangelistic mission trip during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Pastor Matt now calls the United States of America home and has been a proud U.S. citizen since 2007. Matt, through a powerful conversion, came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 24 and has never looked back. Matt loves to share his testimony which illuminates the love of God. Diving right into service, study and ministry, Matt has been involved in children's ministry, youth ministry and more recently has been pastoring Missouri churches for over 13 years. As a pastime, Matt enjoys the outdoors and hunting in various seasons especially Whitetail Deer. Katie is a stay at home mom, caring for the continuous needs of the family which keeps her very busy while being a support and encouragement to Matt. Pastor Matt and Katie are very thankful to God for His continuous guidance and are blessed to call Ashland home and Ashland Baptist Church their spiritual family. Pastor's cell number is (660) 238-4341 and email: email@example.com
Ginger was born and raised in Missouri. She has been married to Gary Mathes since 1983. She graduated from Missouri State University. Some of Ginger's favorite activities are spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography and running. Ginger and Gary have two grown children. Their daughter, Nicki, and her husband Jaron, along with their daughters Noelia and Evalie, are missionaries to Nicaragua. Their son, Luke, recently married Tara. Gary works for the Missouri Baptist Convention as the Pastoral Ministries specialist.
Heather and her family moved to Ashland in March of 2014 from Southern California, where she was raised. She is married to Tim Allen and together they have 4 wonderful children: Nathaniel, Josiah, Cornelius, and Chloe. She is a stay at home mother while Tim is a Sales director for Siemens. Heather has been involved in worship at her local church since she was 17. She was mentored by her father who is a worship leader and pastor. She has lead youth worship teams while her husband Tim was the youth pastor and she has been a part of several adult worship teams through the years. She has a background in percussion, but also loves to play the piano and sing. " I consider it an honor to be chosen by God to help lead people into his presence through worship. My goal is to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, and hopefully the music will sound good too."
Amy and her husband Darewin have been members of Ashland Baptist Church since 2010. They have two college age children, Austin and Amber. Amy is looking forward to getting the women together to learn how to be better Christian women and for some exciting fellowship!