Matthew serves as the pastor for the East Side Parish of The District Church, which meets in the H St Corridor community. Before joining The District Church, Matthew served as a Mission Pastor with Living Hope Church in Memphis, TN a missionary with the Faith Alive Foundation in Jos, Nigeria engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS and as a nonprofit leader serving with the Fresno (Ca.) Leadership Foundation. Matthew holds degrees from Southern Methodist University, Golden Gate Seminary and is currently pursuing his Doctorate through Bakke Graduate University. Matthew is married to an amazing woman of God, Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, and together they have 3 children. In his free time, he can be found in the kitchen and over the grill perfecting his slow smoked ribs. Email Matthew or follow him on Twitter.