Matthew Clough moved to Kansas City to plant a church alongside Lenexa Baptist Church in December of 2013. He came on staff to launch Fellowship West and to serve as the Campus Pastor. Matthew met his wife, Meghan, while he was a Student Ministry Intern in Trussville, Alabama. While they did not date for a few years, their paths eventually crossed again; and they were married in December of 2006. She has been the perfect helpmate for Matthew and greatly enjoys doing ministry with her husband. They currently have 2 children, a daughter named Charlotte who was born in December of 2011, and a son named Samuel who was born in April of 2015. Their 2 children are an incredible answer to prayer, and a constant reminder of the faithfulness of God.
Prior to coming to coming to Kansas City, Matthew was the Student Pastor and Teaching Pastor, at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has also served as the Associate Student Pastor at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Northwest Arkansas.
Matthew became a Christian in the summer of 2000 through the youth ministry at LBC. While he had grown up in an incredible Christian home, it was not until the summer after his junior year that he accepted Christ as his Savior at Camp Wild Week. He realized that he was a sinner in desperate need of a Savior and that Jesus was the only way to salvation. It was later that summer that he first felt God calling him into full time Gospel ministry. He later attended Oklahoma Baptist University to begin preparing for a life of fulltime ministry. Since then he has also attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Theological Studies.
His desire is to help reach the lost in the Kansas City Metro Area. He believes that God can and will use the members of Fellowship West to help change the culture of the KC Metro Area.
Matthew’s heart is to lead people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and then disciple them to the point where they can then replicate the process with others. His favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 2:9, which says:
“However, as it is written; ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.’”
He believes that God has a great plan for each of our lives but that for us to see this great plan come to fruition we must first have a relationship with Him and then follow Him with all that we are. None of us are created for mediocrity but rather we are all created for greatness.