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Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

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Hello, my name is Matt Carpenter. I was born and raised in northern Alabama. I am the oldest of six kids. I was homeschooled until 9th grade, at which time I attended our local high school. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelors’ degree in education. One year later I completed my masters’ degree in educational administration. I began teaching after college and have now taught fourteen years.

I am married to my wife, Amanda, and we have four children, Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. My hobbies include reading, cooking, and fishing.

I became a Christian when I was seven. My dad was a pastor and the communal life of the church and neighborhood filled our home. I was called to ministry in my teenage years, and this calling grew stronger as I grew older. My family moved away and I continued at the church I where I spent most of my life. I served as the choir director and was ordained to pastoral ministry when I was twenty-four. Later I served as an associate pastor for six years.

Three years ago I accepted the call to be the senior pastor of Valley Covenant Church in Lewiston, Idaho. …

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Publications

Dealing with Sin in the Pulpit
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New Focus Magazine, Spring 2010
Why the History of the Bible Matters
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presented at The History of the English Bible Conference, June, 2009

Education

M.A.
2007
Educational Leadership
B.S.
2005
Secondary Education