Matthew Thomas was raised in Naples and came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 8 years old. Matt played football and graduated from Naples High School. He attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he majored in Environmental Engineering. After graduating he went on to attend Logos Christian University where he received a Masters of Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministry degree.
In 2010, he met his wife Alma. They were married in 2011 and have 3 wonderful children; Cesar, Elisha, and Naomi. Matt and Alma live in Ave Maria and he works for Collier County as a Project Manager in the Transportation Engineering Division. They were formally part of another church plant in Naples (Bible Life Church) where he was the pastor and have been faithfully serving in ministry for the last 5 years. God called the Thomas family to Ave Maria where he is serving in the ministry at Fellowship Church, at the Immokalee and Ave Maria campus.
Matt serves as the Missions Pastor at Fellowship Church for our Immokalee and Ave Maria campuses. He has a heart and passion to reach the lost and is eager to be an instrument for God’s kingdom building in Immokalee and Ave Maria.