About Me

Welcome and thank you for entering THE MATTRIX. My name is Matt Privett and this has been my personal web page since 1999.

You can listen to hundreds of sermons I’ve preached here.

I am a friend and slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. God, in accordance with His grace and mercy, and for His own glory, has saved me. He made me alive, bringing me out of darkness and into His marvelous light by means of the gospel, the good news about Jesus. The new life He gave me compelled me to repent of my sins. He gave me faith to believe in His Son, who bore the full fury of God’s wrath for my sins, in my stead, on the cross. I have been forgiven. Thanks be to God. But not only that, I will live forever with Christ because I am united with Him in His resurrection. God raised Him from the grave on the third day so that I and all who trust in Him might not perish, but have everlasting life. Now, because He has commanded it and I want to worship Him, I strive to live a holy life, to be more like Christ, to know Him and to make His holy perfection public.

I am very happily married to Liz and have been since 2003 and am the father of Joshua, Lilyann, Hannah, Julianne, and two who are safe in the presence of God. Short of obeying Jesus Christ, I have no higher responsibilities than to love my wife and raise my children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

While I am looking for full time pastoral ministry, I am currently one of the pastors of Awake Church, a new assembly of believers meeting in Carthage, NC. Our current gathering place is Buggytown Coffee, 201 S McNeill St, on Sunday mornings at 11 (sorry, no coffee). For more information go to fb.me/mooreawake. Previously I have pastored churches in Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina. I’m also a graduate, summa cum laude, of Boyce College (’09 B.A. Biblical & Theological Studies).

My passion as a husband, father, pastor and disciple of Jesus is to make more disciples for His glory. To that end, I don’t ever want to stop proclaiming the gospel of God, which is revealed in the Bible — the inspired, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient word of God. Christ-likeness is my pursuit, but some of my other biblical heroes, if that’s even a good way to put it, are the apostle Paul, John the Baptist, and the little known prophet Micaiah. Preachers who have most influenced me include John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, and Aaron King.

My favorite teams are the Tar Heels, Panthers, Hornets, Braves, and Blackhawks. I’ve cheered for Manchester United for several years but think I’m in the market for a new team. My three favorite Presidents are John Adams, Calvin Coolidge, and Ronald Reagan. Captain America is my favorite Avenger. It ain’t about how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Star Wars, not Star Trek. Superman, not Batman. The golden age of contemporary Christian music was 1990-95.

Thank you for stopping by. It is my hope that what I write will edify, provoke thought, entertain, and most importantly for the serious stuff, help you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18) and do all to the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31).