Matt Carter serves as the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at The Austin Stone Community Church, which has grown from a core team of 15 to over 7000 attending each Sunday since the church began in 2002. Matt’s desire to see the church become an advocate for the welfare of the city of Austin has led to the creation of a network that exists to actively pursue the redemption and renewal of the city for the advancement of the Gospel. The For the City Network provides a platform for organizational collaboration by providing physical space to local non-profits as well as creating a funnel for volunteer engagement.

In addition to pastoring at The Austin Stone, Matt is a cancer survivor, co-author of the upcoming book For the City and speaker for camps and conferences nationwide. Matt holds a MDiv from Southwestern Seminary and he and his wife Jennifer have three children: John Daniel, Annie, and Samuel.