On Sunday, February 21, 2016, the congregation of First Baptist Jackson unanimously approved Dr. Brooks as the 22nd pastor of our congregation since 1838. He enjoys quality time with his wife Brenda, sons Major and Tate Matthew, and daughters Maggie Joy and Gracie Kate. Dr. Brooks is an avid reader, history buff, and sports fan. He has a contagious energy and enthusiasm to shepherd Christ’s church to fulfill the Great Commission. Come and catch it!

Now to Him Who is able to do Exceedingly Abundantly above All that we ask or think, according to the Power that Works in us, to Him be Glory in the Church by Jesus Christ to all Generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Experience Serving Southern Baptist Churches

2013-2016 | Senior Pastor | Westwood | Alabaster, AL
2008-2013 | Senior Pastor | FBC | Roswell, NM
2007-2008 | Associate Minister to Young Marrieds | Prestonwood | Plano, TX
2005-2006 | Intern to Young Marrieds | Prestonwood | Plano, TX
2004 | Interim Pastor | Immanuel | Perkins, OK


2015 | D.Min., Expository Preaching | Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
2008 | M.Div. | Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
2004 | B.A., Speech Communications | East Central University
2002 | A.S. | Northern Oklahoma College

Matt will bring growth and change, but he is wise beyond his years and he is so good relationally that people follow him willingly.

Dr. Jack Graham

Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX

Matt is a very godly man, he loves his wife and family. He has a high devotion to the Lord. I’ve seen nothing but a servant leadership out of him.

Mike Buster

Executive Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX

Everywhere he has been and every church he has been, he has knocked it out of the ball park. Every church he has left, the people have loved him and not wanted him to leave. His character, work ethic, and relationships are all good. Matt is very passionate and energetic for teaching the Bible and seeing people come to faith in Christ. He is very focused.

Dr. Daniel Akin

President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC

Matt’s spiritual walk is very strong and it’s very evident by his preaching. He is a very strong theologian, he knows how to study and prepare. However, every message is very practical and I know that comes from his own walk.

Lamar Slay

CEO, Partner in Church Consulting, Southlake, TX