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Matthew Isennock

Minister of Education

Office: 770-942-4327, ext. 302

Matthew Isennock came as Minister of Education to Ephesus in August 2002.  He has over 30 years of ministry experience including Christian camping, youth ministry and Christian education.  Growing up just an hour north of Baltimore, Maryland, Matthew got spoiled on fresh seafood from the Chesapeake.  Christian schools were attended throughout his educational experience.  He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Religious Education and later received his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Titus 2:11-15 are some of Matthew’s favorite Scriptures.

Before coming to Ephesus, Matthew served as a Children’s Director and Camp Director, Youth and Education Minister in two churches. Three and a half years were spent at FBC in Ashburn, GA, near all the peanut farms, and six and a half years were spent at Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church in Flintstone, GA, at the foot of Lookout Mountain. He also served 4 years as children’s minister and summer camp director for a rescue mission in Columbus, GA, before going to seminary.

Matthew is happily married to Phyllis, who is an elementary school teacher. They feel blessed to be the parents of two adult children, Hannah and Christopher. The Isennocks welcomed Shannon into their family as Christopher’s wife in 2018.  Hannah works locally and Christopher and Shannon are both in medical school at Mercer University in Savannah, GA.  The family enjoys missions, traveling and soccer.  Matthew also enjoys home improvement projects and yard work.