who we are
MEET OUR PASTORS
Dr. Matthew S. Brown
Born in Indiana in 1960, Matt was raised in the “vacation wonderland” of Missouri. Seriously, though, it was a wonderful place to grow up. Following high school, Matt enrolled in the University of Missouri where he would earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
A Presbyterian since birth and grateful for the faithful witness of pastors, parents and friends, Matt entered Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1987.
Matt has served South Mecklenburg Presbyterian since 2004. He has lived in North Carolina for 28 years and now considers himself to be a true North Carolinian. He loves reading, movies, being with his family, and has a weakness for mint M & M’s (a rare delicacy that appears in select places at Christmas time), a love surpassed only by his disdain for all things coconut.
Dr. Matt Brown's first novel, Parish, was published in 2014.
Odd Moon Over Ballantyne is now available on Amazon and in the church office.
Rev. Whitney Bayer
Ordained in October 2006, Whitney received her Master of Divinity Degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary; she is a graduate of Lees-McRae College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.