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, where he became pastor of Harrison Bible Church. During his fifteen years in Harrison, Matt has also ministered at CBI in various capacities including assisting in directing the choir and teaching Bible classes. Matt is also a member of the CBI Board of Directors. Matt and Mary Parker have seven children.