Matt Johnson - Area Director

Matt was first introduced to FCA as a college student-athlete at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). He attended one of the annual college sports retreats, known as College Advance. It was there Matt put his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. As he grew in his walk with the Lord, he later became a student leader for the Bearkats FCA campus huddle. Matt recognized the call of God on his life to go into ministry and served as a youth pastor at a local church in the Huntsville area, all while he was a student-athlete at SHSU. While at Sam Houston, Matt achieved athletic honors by becoming a two-time ALL-AMERICAN in the Decathlon and representing Team USA in multiple international Track & Field events.

After graduating from SHSU Matt got married to Sarah Johnson, a former SHSU softball player. They now have a beautiful little girl named Norah. Furthermore, after graduating Matt served as a police officer and a member of the SWAT Team with College Station Police Department. After praying with his wife, they both felt a strong calling to go into ministry. A week after prayerfully discerning their call to go into ministry Matt was offered the position of Area Director with Piney Woods West FCA.

Matt and Sarah knew this was not just a coincidence, but a calling from God. They left everything behind in College Station to come back to Huntsville and step into the good works God had planned! Matt now oversees the ministry of FCA in the Piney Woods West Area. He is especially passionate about getting students and coaches to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and building the local church!


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