Matt Simpson

Matt was raised on a small farm outside of Gettysburg, PA. He was homeschooled K-12, but don't hold that against him. Upon graduating high school, Matt went to work in the outdoor recreation industry, which ignited a passion for the outdoors that he still carries today.

In 2013, Matt graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Speech Communications and a minor in Biblical Studies. Upon graduation, Matt moved to the Blacksburg area to be closer to his family who had finally moved further south to be closer to their roots. Earlier this year, Matt accepted a position as the Assistant Recreation Director at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA. Matt is passionate about ministry and finding new and innovative ways to communicate the gospel to an increasingly disillusioned generation. He is thrilled to be able to serve the Lord and others in this capacity within Northstar. He also loves the outdoors, athletics, playing music, TV shows that aren't too long, reading, food, and last but most certainly not least, coffee.

Matt is the GAP Ministry on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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The In-Between

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Perhaps you remember, as I do, being a young child and having such a strong desire for some toy or trinket that in my young mind it quite easily passed over from a want to a more immediate and dire need. As a birthday or Christmas drew close, my anticipation grew for what I would hopefully find beneath layers of wrapping …

God’s Grace in the Old Testament

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I’m just going to say it. The Old Testament is confusing. I’m not saying it should be, or that it even needs to be, but the reality for many believers is that it is just confusing. We read stories and are often overwhelmed on how to interpret them in light of cultural differences, and even perceived differences in how God …

The Secret to Contentment

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“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to …

GAP Christmas Challenge

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The season of Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people, with a chance to take a break, relax, spend time with family and friends, and reflect on the wondrous birth of Jesus. It can be so easy for Christmas to fly by as we focus on parties, sales, gifts, family get-togethers and more. The GAP ministry wants …

GAP Fall Ministry Recap

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The fall semester of ministry has been a great one for GAP! We’ve been blessed with a great group of graduate students and young professionals and hopefully you’ll be encouraged by reading a little about what God is doing in the GAP ministry at Northstar! Our Vision Without a clear vision, we recognize that GAP can easily just become another …

Passion Week Devotionals: Tuesday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise …