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A Conference for Northern California Churches


Senior Pastor

Japanese Christian Church of Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, Ca


Matthew "Matty" Blevins is the Senior Pastor of the Japanese Christian Church of Walnut Creek (English Department) and has over 17 years of pastoral experience. He graduated from San Jose Christian College and Western Seminary and is often invited to speak at retreats and conferences in the areas of engaging culture, Biblical sexuality and redemptive suffering. He has been married to his best friend and true love Mary for 25 years and has two amazing boys, Elijah (age 12) and Josiah (age 7), who are both home-schooled. His hobbies are mixed-martial arts, reading sci-fi and fantasy and experiencing difficult culinary cultures.

2016 Workshop

21st Century Issues: Transgender Issues and Church


Transgender issues can be confusing – especially for those in the church. What does it mean to be transgendered? Is it the same as being gay? Is it sinful to cross-dress? Can a Christian struggle with gender identify? Should we support sex-change procedures? These questions are not easy to answer or deal with yet as strangers in the Bay Area on mission for the Cross we must know what to do and say. In this class Pastor Matthew will be providing a biblical framework for loving others in this context.