Matthew Hartsfield is the Senior Pastor of Van Dyke Church, a United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida, where he has served since 1993. Under his leadership and vision Van Dyke has grown into a loving and thriving church of over 2,000 in weekly worship. His ministry revolves around helping people discover a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Matthew’s gifted teaching focuses on connecting people to God, connecting people to each other, and connecting the church to the community in meaningful ways that result in making disciples for Jesus Christ.
Matthew is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and holds a Master’s of Divinity (M. Div.) from Emory University. Prior to his ministry at Van Dyke, Matthew served churches in Jacksonville and Lake Alfred. In 2007 he received The Denman Evangelism Award from the Florida United Methodist Conference for outstanding work in Evangelism. Matthew is married to Maisie and they have two daughters, Sarah and Jill.
Matthew loves pastors and other churches. He strives to serve and inspire other pastors and leaders to experience their highest potential in ministry. Through prayers, personal encouragement and equipping, Matthew has helped pastors and ministries move to the next level of effectiveness and impact.