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.

Listen to the Podcast

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…

In Front of You: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Who is in front of you? Seriously. Who has God put right in front of you? It's not an accident. It's not a mistake. The person God puts right in front of you is the person God is sending you to. To love. To serve. To be present with. To listen...

A Memorable Memorial: Patrick Cantlay and the Gospel

Sunday afternoon, June 6th, PGA Tour golf professional Patrick Cantlay held up the trophy for the Memorial Golf Tournament. It was a memorable Memorial. He won a thriller over Collin Morikawa on the nineteenth hole (a playoff). It was his second victory at this event,...

Just Go Away: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Have you ever heard the phrase, "If you ignore your teeth, they will just go away"? It's true, isn't it? If you ignore those pearly white chompers behind your lips; the things surrounding your tongue, they will eventually leave. They will fall...

The Law at the Beach

Maybe it's because I have approached/am approaching middle age. Maybe it is because I recently heard that men struggle with body image as much as women. Maybe it is just me. I don't know. But I noticed something about myself while mentally processing, post a return...

Summer Reads: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. Bring. It. On. Due to our family's calendar and dynamics, we took a vacation to the beach SUPER early. We got a head start. I am not sure what summer and beach time mean to you, but one...

Morning’s at the Beach

5:45 AM at the beach. I’m awake because I hear my middle child stirring in the kitchen outside our bedroom. He has dreams of catching a big salt water something this morning. My oldest child has gone on a bike ride. My youngest - the smartest of all - is still asleep....

Hopeful: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, I'm hopeful. Let me give you a snapshot as to why. Just this week . . . I met with a young lady God rescued while in prison, has been attending West Franklin, completed the Discover classes, and is awaiting baptism. I met with another young lady...

I Blinked

They said not to. They said, "Don't blink. He'll be driving before you know it!" I blinked. Sixteen years ago today, I held our first child in my arms. A boy. At that moment, I felt like I had all the time in the world. Imagining him driving felt like centuries away....

The Proverbs 32 Woman: The Book of Ruth, Naomi, and My Mom

In my study of Ruth this month, I learned that in the Hebrew Bible, Ruth follows Proverbs. If you think about it, that makes sense. The last chapter of Proverbs (31) highlights the godly/wise woman. We then have four chapters about a wise woman (Ruth) and her wise...

Seasons: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, May is a crazy month for anyone, especially the Pearson's. There's end of school year "stuff." There's the beginning of summer. There's longer days. There's Mother's Day. For us, there is my wife's birthday (13th), my mom's birthday (17th), and...

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.