Matt Parker was born and raised in Stapleton, NE, graduating from Stapleton High School in 1979. He attended Hastings College in Hastings, NE, where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1983. After teaching music in the public school for eight years, Matt began attending Cornerstone Bible Institute in 1993. Upon completion of his training at CBI, Matt and his family moved to Harrison, NE, in 1996 where he became pastor of Harrison Bible Church. In addition to his ministry at Harrrison, Matt serves at CBI through directing the choir. He is also a member of the CBI Board of Directors. Matt and Mary Parker have seven children.