Meet Matt Pearson

Husband, Father, Pastor, and Friend

Matt Pearson is the pastor of The Church at West Franklin in Franklin, TN. He is called to preach the God of the Bible to people who think they know Him, and does that through his blogs, podcasts, devotionals, and church.

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Join campus and teaching pastor, Matt Pearson, as we explore practical ways to grow as a Christ-follower and share about what’s happening at The Church at West Franklin.

What Am I Reading?

Follow along with Pastor Matt as he talks about what he is currently reading…

The Time is Now: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Okay, so maybe the time is in August. But for August to be what I think it will be - the time is NOW. Here's what I mean: If my thinking is correct, COVID-19 and its resulting protocols will (mostly) be in the rearview mirror. I could be wrong,...

Have the Stinkin’ Conversation

Tucked away between the Gospel-rich story of David and Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9) and the tragic account of David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11) lies a clinic on why conversations are necessary (2 Samuel 10). Hanun (the king of the Ammonites) assumed David sent men to spy...

Lent-filled Ashes? A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Here we are again. Another season on the Christian calendar exposing my ignorance. As you have heard me say (either in these letters or from the platform Sunday morning's), the meaning and purpose of Advent is new to me. Growing up Southern...

There: On a Campaign

I want to raise sons who would leave an opportunity of a lifetime to be with their wives when their children are born. My wife and I are really into the NBC series "This is Us." I mean, we kind of have to be. It's about the Pearson family. The most recent episode...

Innkeepers: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, I wonder what the innkeeper thought the morning after the Good Samaritan went on his way? I imagine he thought either (a) the Samaritan was a wasteful fool; or (b) the Samaritan was a lavish, merciful giver. The innkeeper had never seen anything...

Can I Talk to the Dead?

Let's be honest. Sometimes the Bible includes things we wish weren't there. Like the time King Saul consulted a medium and talked to Samuel. Yeah. That Samuel. The Prophet of God who had been dead for a while. Saul talked to that Samuel. And Saul talked to that Samuel...

Andy’s Way: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, I love my job. I get to both study the Word of God and help others see how God is working His Word and purposes out in their lives. I get to do this For. A. Living. Just this week, I got to sit in on nine different stories of faith. How God...

Running Interference: Abbey, Jesus, and the Son of Jesse

1 Samuel 25. A mammoth chapter. Forty-four verses. Here's the breakdown: David had been on the run from King Saul. In so doing, David protected an entire estate belonging to a rich, but very mean man, named Nabal. David asked Nabal for some food and supplies in return...

Law vs. Heart

In a recent conversation with an African American leader in the city of Franklin, he made a statement that gripped me: "The biggest failure of the civil rights movement was that legislation was changed while hearts weren't." Whoah. He went on to explain himself by...

Need to Get Away?

Luke (the Gospel writer) shares with his readers that the man under demonic influence was often driven by demons into solitary places (Luke 8:29). When I read that, I think, "Yep. That's about right. The devil and his minions love to push us humans away from one...

learn more about the church at West Franklin

Join Pastor Matt this Sunday! Our campus is open for Sunday worship services, but feel free to worship online with us until you are ready to join us for in-person gatherings. Please keep in mind that there are no Adult Group gatherings on campus at this time. Limited Sunday morning programming is available for children birth-5th grade with RSVP.