Matthew Smith is a Louisiana boy at heart who is originally from DeRidder, LA (Sugartown, to be exact), and is a student of the Scriptures. He joined the P7 team in the Fall of 2013 as the P7 Social Media Guru. He attended Louisiana College near Alexandria, LA, where he graduated with a BA in Sociology. He currently serves as Student Pastor with Lifeline Students at The Life Church under Pastor Shay Mann. He has been involved in various roles within youth ministry for well over a decade. In those years, he has seen youth ministry grow and change tremendously. He is also an entrepreneur who launched Designs By Mattslid, a successful branding/printing/web/graphic design business. Matthew is happily married to Athena, his bride of over 10 years, and they have 3 chidren, Makenna, Amiyah, & Matthew Jr.. Their children will be the messages that will be sent to generations that they will never meet. Their ministry is nothing more than an overflow of their marriage.