Missouri Leadership
Matt Goodsell

Matt Goodsell

State Director, Missouri
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.

In March 2023 after several years of ministry at the Missouri Capitol Pastor Goodsell was named Assistant North American Global Director to work at recruiting state and provincial ministry leaders in North America. Matt was further promoted in October 2023 as Global Director for North America.

Pastor Goodsell who has been in full-time gospel ministry for over 22 years is committed to reaching political leaders for Christ and to disciple those in office. Pastor Goodsell resides in Ashland with his family, wife Katie, and children Juliet, 19 who attends university, Caleb, 17, Josiah, 13, and Nathanael, 11.

“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.”