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.

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

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...

Holy Saturday Take Two: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, A year ago today I sent you a letter about Grace on Holy Saturday. I actually wrote the following sentences: "Maybe it’s because this COVID-19 thing is making me crazy. Maybe this quarantine is finally taking its toll." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Barely a...

Is it Monday? Is it Thursday? What’s a “Maundy”?

Today is Maundy Thursday. A Thursday I didn't know existed until college. As I've written before, I am late to the game on the Christian calendar. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving? Got it. Everything else? I'm learning. Though not true for all Baptist's, I assume - for...

Chreasters and C.E.O.’s: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Christmas And Easter Only People. C.E.O.'s. Chreaster's. You know who I am talking about. Those who only darken the doors of a church on Christmas and/or Easter. The reason we go "all out" and provide extra services during these holidays. The...

Heaven. . . Rick’s In Heaven (Are You?)

“I’m in heaven right now and where I need to be.” Content. The longing of every human heart. Being right where you are supposed to be. Knowing, for certain, you are doing what you are made to do. Or, better yet, being who you were made to be. The quote above is from...

Outside Looking In: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, There's an image I can't get out of my head. Ever since I preached on the Parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15, I cannot shake the scene from my mind. I fear it is me. I fear it is our church. I fear it is far too many of us "church folk."...

Unmasked

As the country slowly begins to open back up, I've noticed something about myself. As restrictions are loosening (again, slowly), I am noticing how I am becoming restricted (again). God willing, COVID protocols will slowly drift away. But "proper" protocols that bring...

Lit: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Several days ago, I encountered Christmas in March. No, I didn't open any physical gifts. I had no egg nog. There was no Christmas ham or trying to get Katie under the Mistletoe. Nor was there any football on the television or stockings on the...

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.