Pastor Matthew Kennedy

Matt’s role as Pastor is to oversee a number of the ministries undertaken by the Parkes Baptist Church. These include Mens Ministry (FORGE), Kid’s Church, Ignite (youth group for secondary school kids), Small Groups, the Evening Service, All-sorts dinner and the wider Pastoral Care and visitations of the church.

Matt grew up on a farming property in country NSW just out of Hillston. He then spent seventeen and a half years in the banking sector, the majority of that time as a bank manager at different locations throughout country NSW. Matt took up an opportunity to leave the bank and feeling a call to ministry, completed a Bachelor of Ministries with the Melbourne School of Theology. When completed, Matt was called to be the associate pastor of Parkes Baptist Church in Country NSW.

Matthew has a passion for the Bible and to see the lost saved.Matt has a wide variety of interests from reading and writing through to a keen interest in camping, fishing and hunting. Matt is married to Lyndell and they have three children: Shynae, Harrison and Indianna.
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