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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Matthew Blevins

Castro Valley First Baptist Church

Castro Valley, Ca


As the Associate Pastor at CV First I spend most of my time overseeing ministry, training leaders and providing pastoral care. I very much love what God has me doing in this season and regularly argue with one of the other pastors on who has the best job!

Education: I graduated from San Jose City College, San Jose Christian College (which is now William Jessup University) and Western Seminary and it only took me 20 years!

Family: I married my best friend and true love Mary in 1995 and have two amazing boys. Elijah who was born in 2006 and Josiah who was born in 2012. I would say that next to God, the thing I enjoy most in this world is spending time with my family – they are so much fun an such a blessing to be with!

My favorite “quote / saying / verse”: From the Bible I love 1 Timothy 1:15-17 which says, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”

From the testimony of the saints I love “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

2016 Workshop

21st Century Issues: When Church Hurts


When we are part of a local body, sooner or later we will be hurt. We will be hurt by leadership. We will be hurt by each other. We will be hurt as something we love is changed and as our expectations for what the church is supposed to be is challenged. We become disappointed, heart-broken and many times we feel betrayed. We get angry, depressed and either disconnect or retreat. Many never recover and fade into a luke-warm Christian existence. Others try sticking it out but never fully heal. There must be a better way! In this class Pastor Matty will be sharing biblical insight as well as personal stories and examples of dealing fruitfully with hurts in the church.

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