Matt Smith became the Senior Pastor at ESBC on January 1, 2016. For over twenty-six years he has preached and served in churches in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Pastor Matt genuinely loves people and enjoys building relationships with them in order to share the love of Christ. He believes that Jesus died on the cross for all mankind, not just a select few, that salvation is for all who receive it, and that everyone has a place to serve the Lord. He passionately shares his faith and enjoys preaching the timeless truth of God’s Word.
He graduated with honors from the University of Mobile in 1996 where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He earned a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages and a Master of Theology while studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Presently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Theology and Expository Preaching.
Pastor Matt and his wife Julie have been married for 21 years and have two sons, Spencer and Skyler. During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, four wheeling and watching Alabama football!