Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with well over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.
For many years he served as Senior Associate Pastor of LIFE Church, Bradford, which remains his home, but today he spends his time serving a growing relational network of churches and leadership teams as a coach, speaker, consultant and hands-on strategist.
The communication of truth with clarity is Stephen’s passion, which is reflected in both his practical, insightful and equipping teaching style, and in his writing.
He has become a popular speaker at national and local church conferences and a supportive voice to leadership teams across a wide spectrum of churches and ministry networks.
Stephen was the Founding Principal of LIFE Church College, where he still teaches, and enjoys being a regular guest lecturer at a number of Bible Colleges in Europe.
His landmark book Building Church has become something of a ‘life message’ and is a practical tool for anyone committed to building God’s House – especially leaders. Summaries of this and his other books can be found on the Writing page of this site.
Prior to entering full-time Christian ministry in 1982, Stephen enjoyed a successful career as a Chartered Building Surveyor and has never lost his love of building. As a result he has advised many leadership teams on the dynamics of building or refurbishing property for use by the local church.
Stephen and his wife Kay have four adult children and ten wonderful Grandchildren.