Pastor Matt Sandiford grew up in a Christian home. From Calvary Baptist Church in Ft. Walton Beach, FL to Hope Baptist Church in Toledo, OH, church had always been a part of Pastor Matt’s life. He trusted Christ as his Saviour in August 1986. At 16, God laid on his heart the call to preach. After graduating high school in 2000, he began attending Hope Institute of the Scriptures at Hope Baptist Church. Since his father was the Associate Pastor at Hope and Pastor Matt was actively involved in many of the ministries at Hope, God allowed him to remain active in the church he grew up in while preparing him for the ministry. After graduating the Bible institute in June 2003, he married Mrs. Sarah in July 2003.
After spending a short internship at Branch Hill Baptist Church in Loveland, OH, God moved Pastor Matt and Mrs. Sarah to Rice’s Valley Baptist Church in Northport, AL where he served the Lord as Youth Pastor and Music Director from February 2005 – February 2012. In February 2012, God allowed Pastor Matt to become the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Gordo, AL, where he and his family served the Lord faithfully until God moved him to Bethel Baptist Church in March 2019.
Pastor Matt and Mrs. Sarah have 5 children and have a desire to see the Lord work in their lives, their family, and at Bethel Baptist Church. They love the Lord and His people and would like to the say “Thank You” for taking a moment to visit Bethel Baptist Church.