Matt is the son of a preacher man, and has experienced many of the benefits and difficulties that such a heritage gives. Currently, despite the cliche, Matt’s jobs are literally to worship in spirit (pastorally leading music ministry) and truth (vocationally as book salesman with Crossway). Matt married Melody in 2010, the summer he graduated from Moody Bible Institute. One could argue that Matt only went to school in Chicago to be near the Cubs, and one would be close to the truth. Despite his devout fanhood, he would much rather spend time with his wife and young boys, Henry and Jacob. Matt cares about people, and when you talk with him, you feel it. When asked about assorted favorites, Chick-Fil-A, Matt Papa, and “Future Grace” floated to the top.