Evangelists specialize in the gospel. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone—and so is sanctification and service. The gospel exalts Jesus as the Savior from sin and judgment and lifts up the Spirit of Jesus as the leader and power source for new life in Christ. I’m thrilled that Matt Barber is entering full time evangelism because he understands and preaches the full message of the gospel of grace. I’ve known Matt for years. He displays a sweet spirit and is a great thinker. I’m looking forward to hearing of God’s blessing on his new phase of ministry.
It has been my pleasure to know Bro. Barber for many years now. I have seen him in good times and in bad. In all that time, I have found him to be strongly dedicated to loving the Lord and warmly desirous of following Him in all things. He is a careful student, a clear thinker, and a passionate deliverer of the Word of God. His loyalty to the Lord is absolute. His love for his family is exemplary. His ministry will edify, equip, and encourage you.
It has been my privilege to work with Pastor Matt Barber in the state of Illinois. He has faithfully pastored Woodridge Baptist Church for many years. He has led his church out of financial debt and has seen it grow and become a stable work for God. Matt has a very balanced understanding of scripture and would be a great help and encouragement to any church and pastor that would have him.