Stephen’s passion is to communicate truth with clarity. He aims to inspire and equip the listener with practical wisdom for everyday Christian living that is rooted in sound biblical theology.

As a local church pastor for over 35 years, Stephen understands people and their diverse needs. He loves to lead them on a journey towards understanding all that God has made them and see their potential released.

His wide experience has made him a popular speaker in a variety of settings, from national conferences to local church environments of all sizes.

Having served as the Principal of Covenant College near Coventry (1994 - 96) and being the founding Principal of LIFE Church College (2000 - 2013), Stephen also has a keen interest in applied theology and equipping the next generation with sound doctrine. As such he serves as a regular guest teacher at a number of Bible Colleges in Europe.

More recently Stephen founded the Building Church Academy which provides quality, structured training for aspiring leaders and church builders through its Building Church Dynamics course and other initiatives.

‘Our students really look forward to Stephen’s termly visits to teach at Destiny College because he is a practitioner not a theorist.‘

Fiona Schubert, The Dean, Destiny College, Glasgow

‘Stephen was a stand-out guest speaker at our annual BUILD Conference for leaders and The Point Network of churches.’

Andrew Hughes, Leader of The Point Network, Grand Rapids, USA


Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 40 years of experience in Christian ministry.