How can a church stand except it be built upon a solid foundation? Jesus said…. “and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”
In the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Six, and in the month of February, the late Reverend Matthew Myers founded and established the Saint Matthew M.B. Church at 1014 East Yukon Street. Reverend Myers, along with the founding members of this Church, originated from Spring Hill M.B. Church.
From nineteen hundred twenty six through nineteen hundred fifty five, Saint Matthew was led by the following pastors:
In the year nineteen hundred and fifty four, the late Reverend C.C. Carr began his leadership at Saint Matthew. After Reverend Carr’s tenure was completed in nineteen hundred and sixty one, the late Reverend G.E. Edwards became the Shepherd of the flock until nineteen hundred and sixty eight. During the years nineteen hundred and sixty eight to nineteen hundred and seventy, the Church was led by the late Reverend L.W. Williams.
Reverend G.E. Edwards returned in nineteen hundred and seventy and served faithfully for thirty-four years and nine months. In the year of 1996 the Lord called Reverend Edwards home to glory. In August nineteen hundred and ninety six the Lord placed Reverend W.J. Hynes as the Shepherd of the St. Matthew flock. Reverend Haynes served as Pastor of this Church until August of 2004. Under the leadership of Pastor Haynes the prefix “New” was added to the Church’s name and it became the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend T.R. Coverson provided leadership of the New Saint Matthew family from July 2005 until December 2005. He displayed great love for family values and enthusiasm to teach the word of God. In November of the year of our Lord 2006, the Lord led this Church Body to call Reverend Alec F. Hall as the next Pastor of this Church. He has shown great love for the Church and a heart of integrity to feed and care for the people.