Senior Pastor

Matt Goodsell

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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 17 years. As a pastime, Matt enjoys the outdoors and hunting in various seasons especially Whitetail Deer. Katie keeps very busy as a homemaker working continuously to meet the needs of the family as well as working in the local school helping in the lunch room. In addition, Katie is a constant encouragement to Matt in his role as pastor. 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 Matt also reaches out in the political arena at the Missouri Capitol building as State Director of Capitol Ministries leading Bible Studies to Legislative Assistants and House representatives. See www.capmin.org/missouri.


Contact Us

Ashland Baptist Church - Amy Clardy (Ministry Assistant)

  • 203 E. Broadway
    P.O. Box 230
    Ashland, Missouri 65010
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  • Phone 573-657-4653
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Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - Noon, 1 pm - 4pm /  Friday: 9:00 am - Noon


  • Lifegroups for All Ages
    – 9:00 AM
  • Sunday Worship
    – 10:00 AM


  • Prayer Gathering
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


  • Praise Team Practice
    – 6:30 PM
  August 2021  
This Week's Events


Praise Team/Band Practice
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Ladies Night Out!
5:30 PM
Meet at 5:30pm in the ABC parking lot to carpool to Cheerleader's Restaurant in Columbia.