Pastor Biography

Biography of Matthew Burt

1.  Personal

  • Birth date:  August 14th, 1952
  • Raised in USAF Family and moved eight times before High School Graduation
  • Married in 1978 to Regine Gayle Burt – Foreign Language Teacher
  • Two daughters, married, four grandsons

2.      Educational Background

  • Hamilton Township High School, Columbus OH, 1970
  • B.A. Radio and TV Production John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
  • M.A.T.S. (1986); M. Div (1989); D.Min (2012.) Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

3.  Work Experience

  • Forus Communications 1976-1984
  • Evangelical Covenant Church, Springfield,, MA 1989-2007
  • WellSpring Church, Springfield, MA, 2008-present

4.   Influences

  • Authors:  Francis Schaeffer, James I. Packer, John Piper, John MacArthur
  • Professors: Roger N. Nicole, James Walter, Gwyn Walters, Haddon Robinson
  • Pastors: Don Logue, (Faith Covenant Church, St. Petersburg, FL) Chuck Tompkins (Eastern Hills Bible Church, Manlius, NY)
  • Hero: Charles Simeon

5.   Interests

  • Reg and I have enjoyed many opportunities to travel outside the country.
  • We love vacation time on the Maine Coast and listening to the Red Sox while playing board games in the summer.
  • I enjoy reading a wide variety of materials, listening to music (Opera to Jazz to Blue Grass).
  • My hobbies include cycling, kayaking, hiking and cooking.