Matt Pearson • West Franklin Campus and Teaching Pastor

Matt Pearson

West Franklin Campus and Teaching Pastor


Matt Pearson

Matt Pearson is the Campus & Teaching Pastor at The Church at West Franklin. He previously served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR (2012-2014), Wynne Baptist Church in Wynne, AR (2005-2012), and Friendship Baptist Church in Amite, LA (2001-2005). Prior to this, he served as Student Pastor at Wooley Springs Baptist Church in Ardmore, AL (1999-2000).

Originally from North Alabama, Matt graduated from Auburn University (1999) before receiving a Masters Degree (Expository Preaching) from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2004) and a PhD (Preaching/Practical Theology) from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (2009). He loves spending time with his 3 children, Luke, Seth, and Birti, going on dates with his wife, Katie, drinking strong Starbucks coffee, and yelling at the TV when Auburn is playing football. 

Sermons by Matt Pearson

Title Date Series Speaker
Joining God’s Mission April 23, 2017 Living Sent Matt Pearson
Love: Meant to be Spent March 22, 2015 Love as Our Witness Matt Pearson

Articles by Matt Pearson


In Habakkuk, Jesus is the Fulfillment of God’s Shocking Acts

In Habakkuk, Jesus is the Fulfillment of God’s Shocking Acts

“I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint.” –Habakkuk 2:1 Poor Habakkuk. I mean, who in the world gives much attention to the tiny book that bears his name at the back of the Old Testament?... continue reading


In Genesis, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s Altar

In Genesis, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham’s Altar

In the book of Genesis, God asked Abraham to do the unthinkable: sacrifice his son Isaac, the promised child (Genesis 22:2). We know from what we read in both Genesis 22 and Hebrews 11 that Abraham had every intention of obeying God’s command. In Genesis 22:12 we read that God stopped Abraham, saying, “For now I know that you fear God, since you... continue reading


How to Make Bible Study a Habit

How to Make Bible Study a Habit

All believers know we need to study our Bibles. No one has ever regretted spending time learning more about God from His Word. The hard thing about studying the Bible is not actually studying the Bible. The study part is usually, if not always, incredibly rewarding. The hard thing about studying the Bible is, well, developing the habit of studying... continue reading

Devotions by Matt Pearson

Title Scripture Date
The Way of Folly Proverbs 9:13-18 October 23, 2017
“Why Do You Look at the Speck in Your Brother’s Eye, and Ignore the Plank in Your Own Eye?” Matthew 7:1-5 July 19, 2017
“This is Why I Have Come” Mark 1:35-39 April 19, 2017
The Resurrection is Central to the Faith 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 January 17, 2017
Christ Redeems People From Every Tribe, Tongue, And Nation Revelation 5:8-10 October 20, 2016
We Should Love Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ 1 John 3:11-15 July 27, 2016
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb Revelation 19:1-10 April 21, 2016
The Temptation of Jesus & Beginning of Public Ministry Luke 4 January 28, 2016