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
“Saving the Best for Last.” November 25, 2018 Stand-Alone Matt Pearson
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


How to Forgive and Let Go of The Past

How to Forgive and Let Go of The Past

Jesus threatens some pretty frightening things for those who refuse to forgive and move on. An unforgiving heart means an unmerciful rejection into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 6:15; 18:35). Yep—no forgiveness from us toward others means no forgiveness from God toward us.  Yet, people are harsh. People hurt. Words are said. Actions are demonstrated. Lies are spread. Deceit... continue reading


Is God’s Love Scandalous?

Is God’s Love Scandalous?

At the end of 2017, Christian music recording artist Cory Asbury released Reckless Love.The song became an overnight hit that rocked both the evangelical and secular world. By the end of 2018, on any given day, one could hear the song being performed on the radio by Justin Bieber or Israel Houghton. On the surface, it... 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
“Give Me a Drink” John 4:7-15 March 30, 2020
You Have One Job Galatians 2:1-10 January 6, 2020
Tortilla Chips and Being a Christian Colossians 4:5-6 October 26, 2019
Free Slaves 1 Peter 2:16 July 19, 2019
Life’s Certainties Mark 16:1-8 April 15, 2019
Allow Yourself to “Go There” Romans 10:1-15 January 3, 2019
The Local Church Will Never Fail Acts 4:32-37 October 8, 2018
Permission to Follow James 4:13-17 July 11, 2018