Larry Matthews

Elder Chair


I was not raised in a Christian home- quite the opposite, I was raised in the local bars. My parents divorced when I was 2 yrs old, which lead to several step-dads. Step-dad number 4 was abusive and a drunk. In high school I met a Christian girl. She invited me to her church and youth group. I became a believer at one of her youth group events.

After high school, I joined the US Navy and I married that Christian girl just after bootcamp. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren. My wife, April and I have been married 41 yrs.



My hope for Fellowship Community Church is for open hearts to honestly love God, abide in His word, and love others with genuine compassion.