Today, I received an email update about This Year's CCEF National Conference Worship Leader: Matt Mason, and I was smiling from ear to ear. Here's his bio stuff:
Matt Mason serves on the pastoral team at Lakeview Christian Center, a Sovereign Grace-affiliated church in New Orleans. He and his wife Paula have been married since 1996 and have 3 children. Matt's father pastored a small church in New Orleans which gave him the opportunity to begin serving in music ministry from age 12. He went to a small missions college in Dallas and while there had the opportunity to be a part of two live worship recordings as well as traveling with a music ministry team across parts of the U.S., England, and Canada. After getting married, he spent two years working with a short-term missions organization before becoming a pastor at Lakeview. Matt has done workshops and has led worship at the Sovereign Grace WorshipGOD Conference and serves Bob Kauflin as a Regional Worship Coordinator for Sovereign Grace.
I had the good pleasure to meet Matt at the 2008 NEXT Conference in Baltimore, when I was assigned to his small group for prayer and study (the same year I got to meet Carolyn McCulley). Because I had served on a missions trip the prior year in New Orleans, he and I got to talk a bit about NOLA. Then, about one month later, when our mission team returned to New Orleans for our second year, our trip leader had coordinated to have our team worship with Matt at his church. It was so awesome to actuallly get to see him again so soon, serving in his ministry. It was really neat.
So, when I saw that he was actually leading worship at the CCEF conference, I had to post about it (even though the conference is about something I will probably never need to know about -- either here or in eternity, but who knows, eh?)
Meanwhile, I can pray for Matt's continued ministry!