“We’ve had very positive comments back about the day both in terms of how it was run and what Matt said. I think people really appreciated the very practical advice Matt gave and the help Matt gave as we seek to support others. Many of those there said they not only appreciated this but were quite deeply touched as they reflected on personal circumstances.”

from Simon Taylor, Minister of South Street Baptist Church, Exeter

“Matt Merriam is an excellent communicator. He always seeks to bring the Word of God to life and does so with passion, depth and integrity. Matt has a gift for teaching and teaches our first year trainees on The Gospel unpacking over 8 hours what The Gospel is and how it can shape and change our lives. He has also taught on Mental Health, Leadership and Church Planting. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

from Paul Friend, director, South West Youth Ministries

“Matt recently led a ‘Mental Health & Young People’ Study day for over 70 people, many from amongst our family of churches in the South West Baptist Association. The teaching hit exactly the right balance between presenting medical information and practical application to the lives of those in our churches and communities. Matt’s style is both knowledgeable and accessible which was hugely appreciated by those who attended the day. It is my pleasure to commend Matt as a tutor in Mental Health, particularly within the specialist area of younger people and churches.”

from Carl Smethurst, Regional Minister – Mission, South West Baptist Association

“It’s always a treat when Matt comes to speak at Christ Church. You know you are going to get a mature Bible teaching that is fresh and relevant, and Matt always delivers in a lively and passionate way, rarely referring back to his notes. Matt always leaves me with at least one thing to take away and start to live out! As a church leader, that is exactly what I want for my congregation too and, in the coffee lounge after the service, that’s where I begin to see it happen.”

from Tim Moyler, leadership team, Christ Church Woodbury