Our StaffBishop Rick D. Brackett
Senior Pastor/District Overseer
Gayle J. Brackett
Executive Secretary - (1st Lady)
Board of Elders
John Rollins III
Elder & Business Administrator
Minister of Music
Ed & Beth Baker
Abigail (Abby) Salsedo
Assistant Children's Pastor
Ordinance Team Leader
Director of Christian Education
Pastoral Support Team Leader
Building & Maintenance Team Leader
Ushers/Greeters Team Leader
Media Team Leader
Security Team Leader
World Missions Team Leader
Ed & Beth Baker
Youth Team Leaders
The Matthews Church of God is a church with open arms, a smiling face, and a loving heart for all people.
We are a congregation of 413 members in the beautiful city of Matthews, located just outside of the city of Charlotte, N.C.
We are affiliated with the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee.
The Church of God is one of the fastest growing Pentecostal movements and is the oldest Pentecostal denomination in North America.
We invite you to come and worship with us and experience worship Pentecostal style and hear the Word of God preached the old fashion way by our Senior Pastor Bishop Rick D. Brackett!
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Kidz Church 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Family Training Hour & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Declaration of Faith
We Believe: In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
It was 1886, in a crude meeting house on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where the Church of God traces its roots. There, a group of eight sincere Christians had a deep desire for a closer relationship and life with Christ. Realizing the futility of reforming their own churches, they established a new church whose objective would be to restore sound scriptural doctrines of the Bible, encourage deeper consecration and promote evangelism and Christian service. Twenty-one years after the formation of the Christian Union that evening at the Barney Creek Meeting House, the growing movement would establish themselves permanently as the Church of God.
From this seemingly insignificant origin has grown one of the most influential worldwide Pentecostal denominations. For nearly 120 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 6 million with a presence in nearly 150 countries. Leaders of the Church of God are recognized as some of the most respected Pentecostal leaders of today.
The call of the Church of God today beckons back to those early days at Barney Creek. Church of God congregations around the globe are experiencing the fire of the Holy Spirit today more than ever. Reports of revivals where hundreds are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit are frequent and on-going. The call of the Church of God is for world evangelization. It is a call to discipleship and prayer. It is a call of commitment. It is a call for the Church of God to be a channel for Pentecostal revival well into the new millennium.