Dr. Matt Fretwell is married, has three beautiful daughters and is the lead planter of a Story Church. Dr. Fretwell is not only a church planting practitioner, and professor, but just recently published his 7th book, Church Planting by Making Disciple-Makers.

Dr. Fretwell holds an MA in Theology, MDiv in Professional Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin in Great Commission Reproducible Disciple-Making from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Story Church focuses on military lostness and care. Story Church‘s vision is to care for servicemen and servicewomen, their families, and the communities that support them by living God’s Story of life, freedom, and community. Story Church is located in Virginia Beach, Va. Dr. Fretwell is also passionate about veterans helping veterans.

Matt has a passion for global missions and reaching the lost and is an advocate board member of Living Bread Ministries (LBM), a global comprehensive Church Planting organization that helps the poorest of the poor. LBM reaches the slums of the world and helps people break the chains of poverty.

Matt has helped establish several global colleges by writing discipleship and church planting curriculum. He has developed and utilizes many church planting assessment tools and strategies.

Dr. Fretwell frequently writes about church leadership, planting, revitalization, health, and growth for Church Planter MagazineBiblical Leadership, and Encourage magazine.