Matthew Glaze - Minister of Youth & Christian Education

How long have you been at FBC Chappell Hill?

I've been here at FBC Chappell Hill since June 4, 2017. I'm still kind of the new kid on the block right now.

What do you do?

I get to be the minister for our students (7th-12th grade) here, and it's such a blast! So I teach the Wednesday night lessons for the youth group, I'm here to answer questions and be a guie for our students as they begin to make their faith their own. My ultimate goal is to make disciples for Christ. I'm also an overseer for our education that takes place here, so Sunday School classes and Wednesday night Bible studies, my goal is to provide direction and assistance for our teachers and leaders. It's such a blessing to work with some amazing people, learning from them is so rewarding.

Why do you love this church?

While I could spend most of my day listing things I love about our church, I'll just list two at this time. I love the heart for adoption our church has! So many memebers have answered the Lord's calling to care for the orphan and it's so beautiful. The second thing I love is the welcoming nature of our members, from day one of my fiance, Victoria and I being here we've felt at home, and a part of this family.

What’s your favorite Bible verse?

I'm going to cheat and say the entire 2nd chapter of Ephesians! Paul's praise towards God in salvation inspires me, and keeps me in constant amazement of how great God truly is. I was dead, and now (because of the work of Christ) I am made alive! How could you not shout and cheer after reading that chapter?!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Victoria and I both love the outdoors! We love to go hiking, our sitting out by a lake somewhere, there's something about being in nature that tunes both of our hearts into worship of God. I also love reading Church history books, looking back at some serious champions of the faith is inspiring.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you go?

If I could find a way to minister to people but also live secluded in the mountains somewhere in Colorado or Tennessee I would be there tomorrow. As much as I may look like an extrovert in public I am a hardcore introvert on the inside.