Me Bio V4


“I believe in great science and great art.”

Matthew is the Creative Director at the Fuller Youth Institute and Founding Pastor of The Well Church. He combines the worlds of science and art to drive spiritual innovation and cultural evolution through business, education, and creative initiatives.

Matthew became an entrepreneur in 2001 and founded various startups including Roshambo and Snowtone Ltd. He expanded to Cape Town, South Africa where he tested social business models with Floyd McClung and launched Print:Relief and Township Tees. Matthew also served as a consultant to the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa on decriminalization reform and anti-human trafficking legislation, and as an advisor for the Traffick Proof coalition and the Media Village production studio in Muizenberg.

In 2007 Matthew founded The Well Church with Lance and Layne Stafford of Cloverton and served as Lead Pastor until 2009. The Well Church became a hallmark for creative ministry practices and a springboard for experimental ministry projects. Matthew has published various books, theatrical releases, and produced numerous films.

Matthew currently oversees innovative projects at FYI, which has been described as “the Apple of the ministry world.” He holds a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary where he now serves as a consultant.

Matthew lives in Silver Lake, California with his fiancée Irene Cho.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”