I am Matthew Porter. Follower of Jesus. Church leader. Writer. Blogger. Bible teacher. British citizen. Born in 1969.
This is my Discipleship Blog – with regular fresh thoughts on life and faith. I also write a regular Leadership Blog to encourage and resource leaders in the North – see churchleaders.blog
Home: York, North Yorkshire, UK.
Significant Relationships I’m married to the brilliant Sam – since 1990. I’m privileged to have 5 sons: Ben, Joel, Luke, Isaac and David with Abdul part of our family too.
Pets Harvey: a lolloping Bassett Hound, plus 5 Blackrock freerange hens.
I appreciate Beaches, bacon and Manchester United. I really value generosity, simplicity, festivity and humility.
Job Vicar/Senior Leader of The Belfrey (St Michael le Belfrey Church) in York, serving God’s transformation of the north.
Optimist or pessimist? Optimist. Definitely.
Book that changed my life Has to be the bible. It’s still changing me.
Favourite hour of the day Either the first when I awaken, or the last before sleep.
Shower or bath? Shower.
Coffee or Tea? Depends on the time of day. First thing: mug of tea. Midmorning: Flat White in my keepcup.
Thriller or comedy? Comedy. It’s good to laugh.
Favourite hat Leather base-ball cap, bought in USA about 14 years ago.
Best piece of advice Being told by my father as a child to pray the prayer of Samuel: ‘Speak, Lord – your servant is listening’.
Would sing a duet with Norah Jones.
Favourite destination St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey.
Happiness is following Jesus Christ.
Success is being all that God’s called me to be and doing all he’s called me to do.
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author in this blog are the author’s alone.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org