Matt has over 20 years of experience influencing the hearts and lives of students from many different backgrounds in many different settings. He has a passion to see students and adults impact a world much bigger than themselves. He currently serves at Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, GA-one of the fastest growing churches in America where he is the Teaching Pastor. Whether speaking to students or speaking to adults, Matt’s unique style of presenting deep biblical truths in very practical ways allows him to connect to audiences of any age.

Matt has also enjoyed the privilege of reaching thousands of students across the country as the featured speaker at numerous events, retreats, and camps. While Matt's ability as a gifted communicator allows him to reach large groups of students in many different settings, you will most often find him spending time one-on-one with students as he believes relationship is the key to changing lives.

Matt holds a Masters in Biblical Studies through Liberty Theological Seminary. When he actually has free time, he enjoys golfing, football, and spending time with his wife, Lyndsey and their four children Amelia, Cooper, Owen, and Beckham.



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"Very rare is the combination of someone being able to communicate deep, rich Biblical truths in a fun, real practical way. Matt Piland is that combination. He is a man of deep conviction, integrity and character. His heart is for the glory of Jesus' name alone. And perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay Matt is one that is quite simple: I would want my own son and daughters sitting under his influence. The only bad thing about Matt is that he is a die-hard LSU Tiger and Dallas Cowboys fan. But that is my own personal issue!"
- Stuart Hall
Author / Communicator