Matt Ballard serves as the student pastor at First Baptist Church Sumter in Sumter, SC. Prior to moving to Sumter, he served part time as the student minister at a church in North Carolina. He is currently pursuing an M.Div. in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt met his wife, Lindsay, while studying at Southeastern, and she devotes time to investing in their youth ministry’s girls. In his free time, Matt loves hanging out with Lindsay, reading, running, playing sports, and watching Alabama football.