Matthew Halsted began serving as the pastor of FBC McLoud in 2012. Matthew and his wife have four wonderful kids, and as a family, they are excited to see God work through the community of believers at First Baptist Church. Matthew’s heart is to follow Christ so that he might be able to lead Christ’s church in sincere worship and faithful service. His passion is to proclaim and explain Scripture so that the saints might be equipped and the nations might be reached—all for the glory of Christ.
Matthew graduated from Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma with degrees in International Studies and Philosophy. He also holds a Ph.D. from London School of Theology/Middlesex University (UK) for his research on biblical intertextuality and philosophical hermeneutics.