St Paul's United Methodist Church
318 East Oak Street
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Phone (301) 334-2391
Traditional Worship Service
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Welcome to the St Paul's United Methodist Church website. Our hope is to provide a variety of information about St. Paul's United Methodist Church for you the reader - whether you are a long-time member of the church, a new resident in the community looking for a church, or just searching Christian websites.
A healthy church is one that functions as an extension of Christ's love, making a positive impact on its members and the community. That love must start within the walls of the Church and then extend to the World.
We are a Fellowship of believers building a community where all persons are knowing, loving and serving God as deeply committed Christians.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church is here for you! Our prayer is that you will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. St. Paul's is not just a church; it is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process, we grow together.
We trust you will enjoy all our website has to offer! We have events throughout the week as well as Sundays. Our church is much more than a religious gathering. It is a place of fellowship for real people loving a real God.
May God and His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, richly bless you and keep you! Please come visit us! We hope to see you soon!
Matthew was born and raised in Garrett County. A native of Kitzmiller, he graduated from Southern Garrett High School. He continued his education earning a Bachelor of Arts from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, and the Master of Divinity degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.
As a seminary student, Matthew served as an associate pastor of worship and discipleship at an Assemblies of God congregation. After graduating from seminary, he taught as an instructor of Bible and Theology at Evangel University, a liberal arts college in Springfield for three years.
Also during his time in seminary, Matthew began working in a bank as a part-time teller. Eventually, he became a branch manager. In 2007, Matthew returned to Garrett County to accept a position with Susquehanna Bank. He is leaving his position as Assistant Vice President and Market Manager to commence his ministry at St. Paul's.
In 2011, Matthew received a call to serve the two-point Elk Garden Charge of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Elk Garden and Nethken Hill congregations. He is active in the Garrett County community and serves on numerous boards including Garrett County Community Action Committee, Garrett County Memorial Hospital, and United Way of Garrett County.