Here at The Publicans we have many contributors. They labor each week to bring you posts and thoughts and rich Scriptural content to encourage us. We’re thankful for each of them. Today we chat with one of our long running contributors Matthew Noble.
Andrew: Who are you and where are you from?
Matt: My name is Matt Noble. I was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, but grew up in Wesley Chapel, FL. Currently I live in Land O’ Lakes, FL with my amazing wife, Rachel, and our awesome son, Levi. I am a huge sports enthusiast, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. By God’s grace I was born into a Christian family, raised in the church and saved at a young age. In my early 20’s I was called into ministry and I have been serving Christ and His church since.
Andrew: What church do you serve?
Matt:I am an elder at Cornerstone Community Church of Pasco, a Southern Baptist Church in the Reformed tradition. I serve as Pastor of Student Ministry. I have been on staff since 2017 and I am very grateful that God has called me to this community of believers.
Andrew: What do you desire to see most in your ministry?
Matt:I desire that there would be genuine growth both spiritual and numerical in the church for God’s glory. I want to see believers equipped and strengthened and I want to see unbelievers come to a saving faith in Christ.
Andrew: What is your biggest joy in ministry?
Matt:When you can see the fruit of God’s Word blossoming in someone’s life. Seeing them eager to be at church, eager to read God’s Word, eager to share Jesus with others. That brings joy to my heart.
Andrew: What is your biggest obstacle in ministry?
Matt: Time restraints. Being able to properly prioritize family, ministry, and a full-time job.
Andrew: How do you define success in ministry?
Matt: Being faithful where God has called you. In the little things or in the big things being faithful to serve Christ and His church.
Andrew: Tell us something your church might not know about you.
Matt:I have dislocated both pinkies on separate occasions while playing football.
Andrew: Random concluding question: if you were sneaking into Mordor to destroy the ring of power who would you rather have at your side: Martin Luther, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, R.C. Sproul, or John Piper?
Matt: I am not sure I understand the question? Is that Star Wars? But the answer is always John Piper.