Matt Friedeman

Dr. Matt Friedeman

Address787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206

Professor of Evangelism and Christian Education, Wesley Biblical Seminary

B. A., University of Kansas,
M.A., University of Kansas,
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., University of Kansas,

Mary is my bride of 21 years. We have six children, all homeschooled. Caleb is the oldest at 16. Joshua is 13. Elijah is 12. Hannah is 10. Ezekiel is 7. Isaiah is 4. Our passion in life is to finally get to some New Testament names!

My hometown is Great Bend, Kansas. The Lord found me in a house church there and He deepened that commitment during my years at the University of Kansas. I attended Kansas on a track and field scholarship. From there I arrived at Asbury Seminary and had my life significantly shaped by Allan Coppedge and the Barnabas Foundation (a discipleship ministry) and served on staff with him there. I went back to Kansas and received a Ph.D. in education before traveling to Mississippi where I have served as professor at Wesley Biblical Theological Seminary since 1987. I have written three books and a children’s catechism and have some other projects going now.

Apart from WBS I am the founding pastor of DaySpring Community Church in Clinton, I have a radio talk show on Mississippi American Family Radio (15 stations) on weekdays and I am a contributing columnist for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and AgapePress. As part of our church ministry I participate weekly in prison and pro-life ministries. I weightlift with my four eldest sons daily and enjoy reading in the other seven free minutes I have per week.

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