About Dr. Matthew Harding
“The Lord called Jennifer and me to prayerfully consider starting a new church plant in 2014 as I was on staff at Rockpointe Church in Flower Mound. The Lord in His grace called us and ten families to begin a new gospel work in the Argyle/Northlake area of DFW. In August 2015, we launched the church officially from Argyle High School and have loved serving this area of North Texas the last eight years as a community church. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as the Senior Pastor of the WELL.
Raised in Knoxville, TN and saved in France (yes, you read that correctly) when I was 16, the Lord got a hold of my life early and set me on a path of missions, college (university ministry), and now church planting and pastoring these past 30 years of full-time ministry. We have loved traveling the world on mission trips (67 countries so far) sharing Christ’s love through the gospel and now settling down in a new church work at the WELL where we want to be a church on mission reaching our community, our nation, and the world with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Jennifer (from Arkansas) and I have been married 29 years, we have two children: Daughter, Sarai and her husband Michael Smith and our first granddaughter (Sutton Leigh) who live near us; and a son, Jon and his wife Danielle who live in Huntsville and is a University Pastor. We also have three hairless American Terriers (yes, you read that right too). My sweet bride is very allergic to everything, so we love our three “naked” dogs. Jenn and I love to travel, the mountains of East TN, collegiate football, and now . . . our first grandchild.
I can’t wait to meet you and to learn how I can serve you and your family.
PRESS ON for the Lord’s glory!
Our Pastor serves as the Northlake Police Department Chaplain since 2017; He is also a Certified Biblical Counselor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Harding is a passionate life learner: He has an earned Doctorate (PhD) in Historical Theology from Southwestern Seminary; a Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min.) in Church Leadership from New Orleans Seminary; enjoyed two stints in post-doctoral fellowships in Oxford, England and Geneva, Switzerland (studying the Reformation); has an in-progress Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) – ABD – from the University of Arkansas; and two masters degrees from Southeastern Seminary (M.Div.) and the University of Ark. (M.Ed.). Pastor Matthew also studied systematic theology in the PhD program at Dallas Theological Seminary. His Alma Mater is the University of TN at Knoxville where he graduated with a BA in Linguistics: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, and German.