Matt Friend: New Pastor

Matt Friend - New PastorOn January 31st, 2016 in both morning services, the congregational members of Bible Center Church voted overwhelmingly to invite Rev. Matt Friend, from Louisville, KY to become its 6th Senior Pastor.  The vote to approve the call had 98% support.  Pastor Friend has accepted the invitation and intends to begin his ministry March 1st.

Pastor Matt Friend will graduate from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in May, but will begin his ministry at Bible Center in March.  His family looks forward to joining him in Charleston and they look forward to settling in to the capital city.  Matt and his wife, Sarah, are both natives of Kanawha County and are enthusiastic about moving back home.

Rev. Matt Friend, Sarah (Young) Friend, Katie (age 12), and Riley (age 9)

Rev. Matt Friend, Sarah (Young) Friend, Katie (age 12), and Riley (age 9)

About Pastor Friend

Links to various pieces of information about the candidate and the selection process appear below.

Additional Documents
Announcement of Candidate


Why There’s Still Hope For Your Life (Jan. 17, 2016)


How Does the Good Samaritan Encourage Charleston? (Jan. 24)