Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church

Meet the Pastor


Senior Pastor Matthew M. and Joy Williams 

Matthew's chief vocational desire is to assist others in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Matthew served in music ministry for fifteen years before entering into ordained ministry.  As an elder in the United Methodist Church, Matthew has served churches in Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines, and Boca Grande and is very active in international missions. Matthew completed his doctorate at Emory University Candler School of Theology with an emphasis in Church Leadership and Community Witness. 

Joy is the Southeast Region Director for Facilities and Construction Services for Premier, Inc., a healthcare company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.’.  Both Matthew and Joy enjoy serving in missional ministry locally and internationally.  Outside of ministry they enjoy traveling, hiking, music, and boating.