Dr. Matt Helms


Dr. Matt Helms

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Married to Tracie Cooley Helms of Dothan, Alabama. Two grown daughters.

Licensed (1975) and ordained (1976) by First Baptist Church, Fort Payne, Alabama.

Ministerial Experience
Pastor, Calvary Baptist/Cross Baptist Church, Eufaula, Alabama, 2013-2020
        (Led in merger of Calvary Baptist and Lake City Baptist to form Cross Baptist in March 2017)
Pastor, Webb Baptist Church, Webb, Alabama, 2008-2013
Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, Union Springs, Alabama, 2000-2008
Pastor, FBC, Satsuma Alabama, 1996-2000
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Scottsboro, Alabama, 1989-1996
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Covington, Georgia, 1983-1989
Pastor, Beechridge Baptist Church, Bagdad, Kentucky, 1980-1983
Pastor, Christian Valley Baptist Church, Livingston, Alabama, 1976-1980


Master of Counseling and Psychology December 2004
Troy University Troy, Alabama
Doctor of Ministry May 1988
Luther Rice Seminary Jacksonville, Florida
Master of Divinity May 1983
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky
B. S. History, Political Science minor August 1979
Livingston University (University of West Alabama) Livingston, Alabama