Missouri Leadership
Matt Goodsell

Matt Goodsell

State Director, Missouri
Assistant Director, North America
Before he had even heard of Capitol Ministries, Matt Goodsell would travel a few miles from the church he pastored to walk the halls of the Missouri State Capitol Building, his heart burning to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with political leaders.

Desire met opportunity when Pastor Goodsell conducted an internet search looking for information on how to minister to political leaders and found Capitol Ministries. After talking to Perry Gauthier, CM’s North America Director, Pastor Godsell learned that Capitol Ministries was the first to exclusively make political leaders its mission field.

Finding a ministry with credibility, a single focus, and proven methodology, in June 2019, Pastor Goodsell became CM’s Ministry Leader at the government building where he once walked the hallways hoping to share the Gospel. The congregation of Ashland Baptist Church where he is senior pastor is in total support of the ministry as is his family, wife Katie, and children, Juliet, 17, Caleb, 15, Josiah, 11,  and Nathanael, 9.

“This is the most important mission field in the world today. My heart’s desire is for those in leadership who are lost to be exposed to the Gospel through what I am called to do. You can give to a lot of missions and a lot of ministries, but this one will effect real change. The best thing that can happen in any nation is to have leaders who are faithful to the Gospel.”