Pastor Vincent J. Matthews is a spirit-filled man of God who has always had a deep love and sense of compassion for others. Even as a boy, he cared for the needs of others more than his own. Licensed to preach at the age of nine-years-old. He was ordained at the age of twenty.

Before his elevation as Senior Pastor, he served as Assistant Pastor at the Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where Rev. Alvin Jackson served as Senior Pastor. Continuing in the steps God has ordered for him, he passionately serves as Senior Pastor to the Peoples Community Baptist Church of Westland, Michigan.

Pastor Vincent Matthews is the anointed, visionary leader whom God has sent to lead PCC to the next level of success and achievement.  Through his bold, principled leadership, Peoples Community Church has made great strides in spirituality, education, administration, technology, and ministry expansion. Serving since November of 2006, under the direction of God, Pastor Matthews brought the church through a period of transition and transformation.  Pastor Matthews readily admits that he is a city boy from Detroit, Michigan whom God has blessed tremendously.  God blessed him with an amazing combination of diverse life experiences, which prepared him for his divine appointment at Peoples Community.


His God-directed developmental path prepared him to handle the spiritual side of the church as well as the administrative and business sides.  From stints in the corporate world as a Quality Control Analyst with Chrysler Corporation. God’s invisible hand was gently guiding and preparing a multi-talented leader.

Educationally, Pastor Matthews earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from William Tyndale College. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. His passion for preaching and learning led him to the Associated Chicago Theological School’s Preaching Program where he graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with his Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2014. His thesis, “Urban Therapy: Homiletics Re-Evaluated By A Spritiual Care Philosphy” is now being prepared for publication. Pastor Matthews has also completed post-doctoral studies at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Although best known for his gift of preaching, his ministry began in the area of spiritual care. Presently, under Pastor Matthew’s excellent leadership, Peoples Community is experiencing a holistic ministry that is spirit-filled. More than 20 ministries have been established and/or reorganized under his spiritual guidance.

Pastor Matthew’s emphasis on the need for spiritual growth and development through the teaching of God’s Word, has resulted in dramatically increased attendance at Bible Study and Church School. So much so, that a separate session has been established for youth and another for children. In addition, the Church School curriculum has been expanded to accommodate the participation of all age groups of the Church.

As an exegete of scripture and society, Pastor Matt has a warmth and wisdom that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to draw close to God. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” clearly stated by Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a life giving spirit, Pastor Matthews nurtures the conditions for people to increase.  Through offering vision, hope and inspiration, his work demonstrates a critical posture that challenges people toward personal and structural transformation.

Pastor Matthews is married to Author and Motivational Bible Speaker Jodi Matthews. Lady Jodi is a Certified Court Reporter for the United States Federal Court and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Destiny Rachael & Jazmine Eve Matthews.

Pastor Matthew’s commitment is to teaching the whole Word of God. His passion for people and his desire to reach the lost are evident in the way he communicates Bible truths and his ability to get right to the “real” issues of life. Pastor Matthews continues to be excited to see what God is going to do in social media, broadcast ministry around the world and through the care ministries of Peoples Community Church.