Pastor Matthew Best serves as pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown, PA, USA.  He is dedicated to showcasing how encounters with Jesus change people’s lives.

Pr. Matthew brings with him an extensive background in campaign politics and government, entrepreneurial coaching, and food pantry work.  God prepared Pr. Matthew for ministry through these careers which gave him experience in strategy, communication, development, building culture, fundraising, and more.

Because of his work in the local food pantry, Pr. Matthew has a special attachment to those on the margins of society.  Pr. Matthew is working with the disciples of St. Stephen and others to address the critical issues that impact New Kingstown and the surrounding area.  In particular, Pr. Matthew is dedicated to working with people to address homelessness, human trafficking, drug issues, prostitution, and immigration issues that exist along the Carlisle Pike corridor between I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Pr. Matthew can be found online at his blog ( and on Twitter (@laceduplutheran).  You can also see his daily prayers at and on twitter (@dailyprayer16).  You can find out more information about St. Stephen Lutheran Church by visiting the church’s website at  You can also find the church and Pr. Matthew on Facebook.