Matt served as the youth pastor at Harvest Baptist Church (now South Pointe Baptist Church) in Anderson, SC. From there, he taught Bible and English Grammar and Composition at his high school alma mater, Emmanuel Baptist Christian Academy (now Heritage Christian Academy) in Mechanicsburg, PA.
In 2003, Fairview Bible Church in Lewistown, PA called Matt to serve as their pastor. Following five years of ministry at Fairview, Grace Bible Chapel asked Matt to become their pastor. During his ministry at Grace, Matt ministered to a local fellowship of pastors in pastoral encouragement and education. He also initiated and organized the Mid State Choir Festival and helped to encourage local churches.