Matthew Blackford

Meet_Pastor_Matt_LargePosition: Senior Pastor
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Phone: (630) 513-5325

About Me: Matthew Blackford is married to Amy and they have three sons, Axel, Jack and Levi. Matt was born in California in 1980 and grew up in Colorado. He graduated from Concordia University-Nebraska in 2002 with a BFA in Graphic Design. In 2003, Matt enrolled at Concordia Seminary-Saint Louis and graduated in 2007 with a Masters of Divinity. Matt met his wife, Amy, in 2006 during his pastoral internship in Woodbury, MN. For six years, Matt served at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, CO as Associate Pastor, Director of Multi-Site Ministries. He led the efforts of expanding the church to multiple locations. In October 2013, Matt accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor at Lord of Life. He and his family live in Saint Charles, IL. He enjoys basketball, golf, tennis, travel, running, graphic design, writing, reading, artwork, visiting with friends and family. Amy likes to read, visit with friends and laugh. Matt’s brother, Alex, plays professional for the Kansas City T-Bones. Matt and his family warmly welcome you to Lord of Life Church. Email him or call him at 630-513-5325.

What is special about being at Lord of Life? The grace of God, the relationships, the variety of ages, the emphasis on Jesus Christ and the joy of living out the Christian faith with a life of good works.