After serving for 10 years on the staff and faculty of a Baptist Bible college, Pastor Matheny and family (wife: Melissa, children: Jackson, Jacob, and Emma) moved to the Desert Southwest to Yuma, Arizona in June 2011 to pastor the Freedom Baptist Church.
Freedom is a new church plant that began in October 2009 under the faithful direction of Missionary/Church Planter, Dr. Joseph Elwell.
As the new pastor of Freedom Baptist Church, Pastor Matheny has a vision to reach the greater Yuma area and especially the area of the Fortuna Foothills with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As a married man of 15 years with three children of his own, Pastor Matheny also has a burden for today’s American family. His practical Biblical teaching and preaching focuses on three key relationships in the life of the Believer. His relationship with his God, his relationship with his mate and his relationship with his children. He believes that if a person can get these three key relationships in good order then the other areas of life fall into place.
Pastor Matheny is experienced in relationship, financial, emergency/crisis, and spiritual counseling. Confidentiality is always a priority in his counseling.
Pastor and Mrs. Matheny often visit in the homes of members of the Freedom Baptist Church. They desire for the members of the church to feel like they know their pastor and pastor’s wife and that they are loved by them.
Pastor Matheny spends much time reaching out, visiting in the community. Believing that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation, he is often busy about spreading the Gospel and convincing unbelievers to trust in Jesus Christ for everlasting life.
If you would like to speak with Pastor Matheny you may call him at 219-808-3991. If there is no answer please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and he will return your call as soon as he is able.
Secretary Melissa Tupper
Mrs. Melissa Tupper is our church secretary. She has served in the Christian ministry since 2005. She is the wife of Mr. Duane Tupper and the mom of Maria, Donald and Dylan.