Dr. Matt Fretwell is married, has three beautiful daughters and is the lead planter of a Story Church. Focusing on military lostness and care, Story Church‘s vision is to care for service men and women, their families, and the communities that support them by living God’s Story of life, freedom, and community. Story Church is seeking to initially plant near the Little Creek Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia area in 2019.

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.

Matt founded  Job 31 Ministries, a non-profit men’s discipleship ministry. In addition, he and a fellow a co-host interview well-known evangelical leaders on the discipleship podcast, The Wretched & The Wrecked.

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 serves part-time as the Executive Director of Discipleship and Multiplication, overseeing the church planting apprentice systems for Redemption Ministries, and was the Executive Director for New Breed Church Planting Network, He helped develop content, leadership structure, and promote healthy multiplicative disciple-making reproducibility.

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