Matt Barnes and Todd Houston join Kelli and Steve to provide prayer and pastoral care in Indiana's political leaders. The 15th Annual Fall Banquet is approaching, and you are welcome to attend FREE of charge! Donations will be accepted, and all procedes will benefit the Public Servant's Prayer ministry.
Craving strong spiritual leadership? Many Indiana pastors have a common goal: to introduce a broken and hurting community to the Savior Jesus Christ! Kelli and Steve are interviewing pastors within our Moody Radio listening area, the men and women behind the pulpits, to discover the hearts of humble leadership, and bring unity to the body of Christ.
Today we spotlight Pastor Matt Walker of Geist Community Church. It's Pastor/Clergy Appreciation month, and Matt is entering his 10th year at GCC! What's Next for the Indianapolis congregation? Stay tuned!
Chaplain Matthew Barnes is blessed to have an incredible Christian heritage. Growing up in a pastor’s family, he was taught the importance of ministering to others. Matthew’s father is the pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana, and Matthew is a missionary sent out of HBC. Matthew worked for several years bi-vocationally with a desire to go into full-time ministry. In the fall of 2004, after listening to a sermon on praying for political leaders, God placed a burden on Matthew's heart to begin a ministry in the Indiana Statehouse. A short time later, he founded Public Servants' Prayer. God has provided Matthew with incredible opportunities to lead Bible Studies, Chapel Services, Annual Statehouse Prayer Services, Prayer Breakfasts, and Pastors’ Statehouse Days. These events, combined with faithful interaction within the capitol community, have opened many doors for sharing the Good News and testimonies of God’s faithfulnes.
Matt Walker grew up in northern Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. A mission trip to England led him from pursuing engineering to vocational Christian ministry. In 2005 he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology degree and has since served as associate and senior pastor of churches in Texas, Iowa, and Indiana.
In 2009 Pastor Matt become the senior pastor of Geist Community Church. Matt's passion in ministry is to reach the surrounding community and the ends of the earth with the Gospel of Jesus. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and almost any activity that involves being outdoors.
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