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…

There Are No Brake Pedals on the Passenger Side: Discipleship and Teen Driving – Continued

Several months ago, I posted an article on how Luke (my days-away-from-turning-sixteen-oldest-child) was teaching me about discipleship. That is, teaching him how to drive was/is teaching me about discipleship. You can read it here. Since writing, I have discovered a...

Response: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Zaccheus climbed down a tree and opened his home. Lazarus walked out of a tomb. A centurion obediently walked back to his house. Peter stepped out of a boat. A former demoniac went back to his hometown. Four friends lowered a paralytic into a...

When God Throws a Curve Ball

I am not sure if one of the sons of Korah was trying to wake me up out of my monotonous prayer life or not, but he did. If I'm honest, at times I find myself praying very rote, dry, routine, boring prayers. Like I've got God figured out or something. Like I know how...

Marvel: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Paul told the believers in Thessalonica that when Jesus returns, He will be "marveled at" by those who believe (2Thessalonians 1:10). It literally means to be struck with wonder. To be shocked, surprised, taken back, blown away with joy. "Marvel"...

Twenty Years and I’m Done

Today marks an important milestone in my life. The Sunday after Easter, 2001, I became a pastor. That's right. Twenty years ago - the Sunday after Resurrection Sunday (April 22, 2001) - I walked into Friendship Baptist Church in Amite, Louisiana as their pastor. "Bro....

Pay Attention

Take a real close look at the picture posted here. The little girl on the right is my younger sister (Julie Rodgers). The little girl on the left is one of my first cousins (Becky Collier). When this picture was taken, they were two years old. Take a closer look....

Definition of Insanity: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, I would like to lose 5-10 lbs. I had my annual physical this week and, well, let's just leave it at that. I would like to lose a little weight. But you know what I like more? Chips. And Cheez-Its. And Salsa. And Chips. And, Bread. Lots of Bread....

The Sermon Before the Sermon: The Church We Are in the Future is up to YOU.

Sunday morning, before the sermon - I gave a sermon. To West Franklin. A "Pastor to Members" only sermon. You can watch the pre-sermon sermon here (it begins at about the 20 minute mark. The sermon-sermon starts at around the 28 minute mark). Here's what I said. . ....

Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Church: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Tomorrow (April 11th), COVID-19 protocols will be removed from our campus. We are going way back in time to pre-COVID days. No masks required for volunteers or staff. No social distancing. Full capacity in the sanctuary. Enter and Exit through...

Pfizer and Ephesians: The Full Dose

Recently, I was able to get the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. I go back for the second April 21st. Then, I am told, I will need to wait a two additional weeks for it to have its full effect. In other words, God willing, by early May - I will be...

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.