Matthew Johnson

Pastor of Children and Family Ministry

Matthew Johnson

I began serving at Plymouth Church as the Pastor of Children and Families on January 30th, 2023. I was saved at the age of 9, the day before my birthday. From then till now God continues to show me how much He loves me and how He wants to use me to glorify His name.

I am from a small town called Middlesex, NC located in Nash County. During my school years I went and worked at a camp named Camp Caraway. At Caraway, is where I grew in my faith and first heard God calling me to ministry. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Recreation and Parks Management. After ECU, I went to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and graduated in 2020 with a Masters of Divinity in Next Generation Ministry. 

During my seminary years I met my beautiful wife Emily (Emmy) at a church I was serving at and we married in 2019. We have a german shepherd named Nika. Emmy has an Associate in Advertising and Graphic Design from Nash Community College. She is a skilled photographer and loves working with children. 

Ministry Experience: Camp Caraway in Sophia, Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock, Central Baptist Church in Wendell, Elm Grove Baptist Church in Nashville (NC), Baptist Grove Baptist Church Fuquay-Varina

Hobbies & Interest: I am a NC State fan, especially during basketball season. I enjoy going on nature walks with Emmy. I enjoy playing video games and listening to music. 

Favorite passage: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Favorite Road Trip Snack: Mike & Ikes and Coke Zero