Dr. Matt Rich is Pastor of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church where he has served since June 2013. Throughout his ministry, Matt has sought to proclaim the good news of the gospel and invite congregations to faithfully live out that good news in their lives. His particular interests in ministry are preaching and leading faithful and engaging worship; developing servant leaders who listen carefully for God’s call; pastoral care at all stages of life; and exploring how the gospel intersects with our daily lives.
A graduate of Davidson College (AB in Religion), Matt earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in 2000 and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2008. Ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2000, he served as pastor of congregations in Pageland, SC, Lowell, NC, and Lumberton, NC before being called to Augusta.
Matt is married to Sarah, an attorney, and they are the proud parents of three school-aged children: Will, Sam, and Bekah.
In 2013, Matt authored the book, "A Week from Next Tuesday: Joy Keeps Showing Up (Because Christ Keeps Showing Up)". In addition, Matt’s articles, book reviews, and sermons have been published in Interpretation, Journal for Preachers, The Presbyterian Outlook, local publications, and online.
Beyond Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Matt serves on the Board of Trustees at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He has been the keynote speaker and preacher at conferences throughout the southeastern United States.
With deep gratitude and a powerful sense of God’s call, my family and I rejoiced in the opportunity to join the ministry of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. We trust that God has a place at the table for you as well. Come and see what God is doing in our midst!