Contact SECTION 5 YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE
Matthew received the Holy Ghost and was water baptized at the age of 8. He experienced a major rededication to the Lord Jesus while at Youth Camp during the summer between his high school freshman and sophomore years. He was called into the ministry a few months later, after turning 16. He has pursued the ministry by all means possible: helping in his local church, door knocking, driving church vans, organizing block parties, teaching Bible studies, preaching in a nursing home ministry and at a men's shelter. He was a Bible quizzer for two years, coached Bible quizzing for one year, and is excited to serve as the WV Senior Bible Quizzing Coordinator. Matthew holds ministerial credentials with the WV District of the United Pentecostal Church (local license granted in 2008, and general license bestowed in 2013). The Runyon's currently serve at Keystone Apostolic Church in Charleston, WV.
Matthew writes, "I met my wonderful wife, Amber, in 2008 at the Because Of The Times conference. We married later that year. Since then we have had two wonderful daughters, Anna and Naomi. I love the ministry and God's people. We strongly desire to see revival in the Kanawha Valley!"