Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church

Meet the Pastor

Senior Pastor Matthew M. and Joy Williams with Bella and Gracie

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 a Contracts Manager for Baptist Health South Florida.  Both Matthew and Joy enjoy serving in missional ministry locally and internationally.  They have two Cavalier King Charles spaniels named Bella and Gracie.  Outside of ministry they enjoy traveling, hiking, music, and boating.