Matt Spann

Missions Strategist

Matt Spann

Matt has been serving as Missions Strategist since August of 2014. His vision for our churches lines up with the purposes of our association: to establish, enlarge, and extend our churches. He wants to see churches that are strong and growing, churches comprised of believers who are maturing in their faith and who are continually seeking to reach outward to those who've yet to experience a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He works to encourage and develop our pastors and church leaders, helping them improve their skills and lead their churches to be on mission locally, in other parts of America, and overseas.

Matt and his wife LuSinda have four children and 3 grandchildren: Karrington is married to Tyler Swadley and live and work overseas along with there 2 children. Paul is working as a travel Physical Therapist, Lydia is married to Colton Goss and resides in Comfort, TX with their daughter, and Caleb is attending University of Oklahoma. The Spann family served overseas through the IMB in Madagascar from 2003 to 2013.

Matt lived in a number of places growing up, including Brazil where his parents served as missionaries from 1972 to 1976. He served as youth minister while in college and seminary in Texas, then moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was a church planter from 1988 to 1990, then pastor from 1990 to 1993. From 1994 to 1998, he served as a missionary through the IMB in Moscow, Russia, until his first wife Carol's death from breast cancer in 1998. Matt met LuSinda, originally from Mooreland, Oklahoma, in 1999 while he was in Fort Worth at SWBTS working as an Associate Candidate Consultant with the IMB. They married in 2000 and went overseas to France in 2002, then Madagascar the next year.

Matt enjoys running, swimming, reading, playing guitar, and working in the yard. He also enjoys "hanging out" with his children and  grandkids.