Matt started working for New Life church in 2004 as the youth specialist. A year later he and Vicki were married, believing that God would one day open the door for them to become involved in missions full-time. Matt & Vicki were drawn to each other on a missions trip where they discovered a common passion in sharing the Gospel with the unreached and desperate people of the world. Before joining Global Partners in Peace and Development, they journeyed on over 25 mission trips combined. It was because of these trips and influences during their early years, that they are burdened for missions.
In 2012 Matt and Vicki were approached about joining Global Partners in Peace and Development. GPPD is a non-profit organization that brings help and hope to people who can not help themselves. They do this by showing and sharing God's love with people around the world through partnerships, humanitarian works and trips. GPPD was created to help assist the church in fulfilling the Great Commission both here in the U.S. and abroad.
Matt helps lead trips and heads up the marketing and promotion aspects of GPPD. Vicki writes for the website, gpartners.org and helps Matt with the marketing. They both travel to speaking engagements to raise awareness and inspire action and are also involved in GPPD's 100% events where 100% of the proceeds go towards helping bring hope to people around the world through different causes.
With their four children, they enjoy family trips, music, and ministering in their home church and community. Matt & Vicki hope that you will know God's loving heart for the poor and needy people of this world and realize that He has called each and every one of us to do our part to reach them. They would love for you to join them on a trip or talk with them to see first hand how you can take part in God's plan for reaching the lost. Email Matt Riggins for more information.